Thatcher and Sons: A Revolution in Three Acts
Penguin Books Limited, Oct 5, 2006 - History - 384 pages
The history of Britain in the last thirty years, under both Conservative and Labour governments, has been dominated by one figure - Margaret Thatcher. Her election marked a decisive break with the past and her premiership transformed not just her country, but the nature of democratic leadership. In his 'argued history' Simon Jenkins analyses this revolution from its beginnings in the turmoil of the 1970s through the social and economic changes of the 1980s. Was Thatcherism a mere medicine for an ailing economy or a complete political philosophy? And did it eventually fall victim to the dogmatism and control which made it possible?
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GeorgeBowling - LibraryThing
A confused but at the same time unformative book. Jenkins remains something of a Thatcherite. He paints the standard paranoid picture of the 1970's as the years of the locust - at one point, within a ... Read full review