- The Forgotten People - a speech by Robert Menzies on 22 May, 1942.
"One of the great blots on our modern living is the cult of false values, a repeated application of the test of money, notoriety, applause. A world in which a comedian or a beautiful half-wit on the screen can be paid fabulous sums, whilst scientific researchers and discoverers can suffer neglect and starvation, is a world which needs to have its sense of values violently set right."
Actually, on second thoughts, although the issues remain the same, I can't imagine a politician of todays 'modern'* world even admitting to such sentiments. This speech was quoted in an interview of Michael Fullilove (great surname) by Richard Fidler on ABC radio on August 7, 2014 (http://www.abc.net.au/local/sites/conversations/).