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Interview with Dora Russell

Interview with Dora Russell. [Sound recording] [Special Collections]

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Summary

Dora Russell interviewed by John Clements.

Dora Russell speaks about her involvement with the Women's International Democratic Federation, which was sponsored by the Soviet Union. Drawing from this experience, she offers a sociological view of several issues.

Dora explores the differences between men and women in politics, ultimately asserting that women in politics have to adopt procedures and attitudes of men. She explains her view that the USA has a religious fervour which is ostensibly to do good for the world, but is really a disguised quest for power. She asserts that paranoia is a sure sign of the decline of a society.

Dora explores her determination to spend her life, from the age of 23, as a pacifist and socialist.

This sound recording is part of the John Clements Oral History Collection.

Date: 27 February 1984
Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: John Clements Oral History Collection
Copyright: Murdoch University
Other Information: This recording was originally made on a 5 inch (13 centimetre) reel to reel tape.
Notes: 1 digital file : 83 MB
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/54307
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