Once We Built A Tower is the story of how Labour's 1938 Social Security Act came out of a worker's medical aid scheme on the Waitaki dam construction site the early 1930s. It's about people at the bottom of the heap working together to change their lives. It's about politics as hope.
Slouching Toward Bethlehem is the story of a specific political force at a specific political time in our history, a real-life figure who turned the NZ National Party into an outfit dominated by a single leader bent on imposing upon the country regulation that wouldn't have looked out of place in your average Stalinist Eastern European command economy. Its about politics as dominance.