The Thatcher Revolution: Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, and the Transformation of Modern Britain, 1979-2001
In his 1997 book, Tory Radicalism, prominent historian Earl A. Reitan studied the public policy agendas of Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major. Now thoroughly revised and extended, The Thatcher Revolution looks not only at Thatcher and Major, but also at the first ministry of Tony Blair. As Reitan examines the polices adopted by three revolutionary Prime Ministers, he insightfully illuminates the broader implications of the leaders' profound influence on British politics and society. In his analysis, Reitan pays particular attention to the rise of "New Labour," as led and defined by Tony Blair, as well as the extent to which the objectives of the movement were achieved. Designed for use in undergraduate courses on British politics and history, but written at a level accessible to general readers, The Thatcher Revolution is essential reading for anyone interested in the state and future of modern Britain.
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