The abolition of Britain: from Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

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Perseus Distribution Services, 2000 - Social Science - 332 pages
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The prominent English social critic Peter Hitchens assesses the period between the death of Winston Churchill and the funeral of Princess Diana, a time he believes brought disastrous changes in English life. The current generation, he says, looks back on Britain's illustrious past as if it were a foreign country. They have allowed a tradition stretching back hundreds of years to be replaced with "the most intolerant system of thought to dominate the British Isles since the Reformation." Accepted notions of patriotism, faith and morality have been overthrown, along with fundamental notions of what it means to be a citizen.

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User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

This was a very informative piece of "Social Criticism." The book is well-written and an interesting, fast-paced read. Hitchens makes a thorough review of English history during the latter-half of the ... Read full review

Review: The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

User Review  - Frank Roberts - Goodreads

An eulogy for the Britain that was, and a warning to America, which is suffering from the same ailments. Saddened me to read it, but also bracingly refreshing to hear plain truths. Read full review


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Peter Hitchens is a British journalist, author, and broadcaster. He currently writes for the Mail on Sunday, where he is a columnist and occasional foreign correspondent, reporting most recently from Iran, North Korea, Burma, The Congo, and China. A former revolutionary, he attributes his return to faith largely to his experience of socialism in practice, which he witnessed during his many years reporting in Eastern Europe and his nearly three years as a resident correspondent in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. He lived and worked in the United States from 1993 to 1995. Hitchens lives in Oxford with his wife, Eve. They have three children.

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