The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana
A surprise best seller in England, The Abolition of Britain is bitingly witty and fiercely argued, yet also filled with somber appreciation for what “the idea of England” has always meant to the West and to the world at large. One English critic called The Abolition of Britain “an elegant jeremiad” in which Peter Hitchens identifies everything that has gone wrong with Britain since World War II and makes the case for “those many millions who feel that they have become foreigners in their own land and wish with each succeeding day that they could turn the clock back.” Writing with passion and flair, Hitchens targets the pernicious effects of TV culture, the “corruption and decay” of the English language, the loss of politeness, and the “syrupy confessional mood” brought on by the death of Diana, which Hitchens contrasts with the somber national response to the death of Winston Churchill. If there is a term that summarizes everything that has gone wrong in Britain, it is “Tony Blairism,” which Hitchens sees as having rewritten England’s history, trivialized its journalism, subverted its educational system and cultural standards, and overthrown accepted notions of patriotism, faith, and morality. The New Britain is government by focus group in which people are told what to feel as a way of preventing them from asking how they want to be governed. Looking at the changed face of his country, Hitchens finds a “politically correct zeal for the new” whose impact on daily life has been “as devastating in effect, if not in violence, as Mao tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution in China.”
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Review: The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess DianaUser Review - Terry - Goodreads
This is a totally mad book, but worth reading for all that. Hitchens has such a nostalgic view of the past that he thinks everything from sweets to the death penalty were better in the old days, which ... Read full review
Review: The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess DianaUser 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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