MENZIES who had retired from politics by the time I came to live in Australia (1967). I have always been at something of a loss to understand just what it was about him, other than his long governance, which so commended him to people.
He seems rather dull and unimaginative, intent on steering the ship on a steady course rather than braving the voyage to a new future. Maybe that's what people found attractive.
I don't think such sedate conservatism will suit us well in the future.