As we await the fate of the United Kingdom in its tortuous process of extricating itself from the European Union, what better time to produce a provocatively titled text purporting to trace nothing less than the rise and decline of the British nation?
Simon Tormey reviews 'The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A twentieth-century history' by David Edgerton
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A twentieth-century history
by David Edgerton
Allen Lane, $69.99 hb, 711 pp, 9781846147753
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Simon Tormey is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney. His many books include Anti-Capitalism: A beginner’s guide, revised in 2013 for Oneworld, and most recently The End of Representative Politics (Polity Press, 2015). His new book, Populism: A beginner’s guide (Oneworld) will appear in 2019.
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