Brendon O’Connor


Brendon O’Connor is an Associate Professor at the United States Studies Centre at The University of Sydney. He was previously with the School of Politics and Public Policy at Griffith University in Queensland.

Brendon is the author of A Political History of the American Welfare System, editor of a four volume series entitled Anti-Americanism and co-editor of The Rise of Anti-Americanism. He has also published articles on American welfare policy, presidential politics, US foreign policy, and Australian-American relations.

Associate Professor O’Connor is currently in Washington DC as the Australian Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre. He was previously in Washington in 2006 as a Fulbright Fellow at Georgetown University.


Bush vs Guardian: 1–0

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Bush-bashing: the hated and the haters

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