THOROUGHLY MODERN PATRIOT
AUSTRALIA, THE MONARCHY AND A FAIR FIGHT
March 2022 Release
Paperback, 130 pages, $24.95
Australia's connection to the British Monarchy is instinctive to many
Australians. But a great deal of us don't know precisely how or why.
Part history, part biography and part common sense, this compact and
readable essay from Sean Jacobs offers a 'modern upgrade' to our
understanding and appreciation of Australia's monarchy, covering ground
on Australian leadership, culture, foreign policy and even Queen
Elizabeth's appeal to the traditions of Indigenous cultures. At a time
when republican designs are emerging, and Queen Elizabeth's reign enters
the eighth decade, Thoroughly Modern Patriot offers a practical
and sensible look at our current arrangements, and how these can
continue to serve Australia well into the future.
Sean Jacobs is a Papua New Guinean-born Australian writer, government
relations and public policy specialist. He has worked at all levels of
government in Australia, New Zealand and PNG, and holds a BA
(International Relations) from Griffith University and Postgraduate
Certificate in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism from
Macquarie University. Jacobs currently lives in Brisbane.