The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

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Continuum, 2008 - Great Britain - 332 pages
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Identifies various things that the author feels have gone wrong with Britain since the Second World War and makes the case for the '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'

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THE ABOLITION OF BRITAIN: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A British social critic weighs in on the decline of British culture.Hitchens maintains that the UK's loss of international stature during the last half of the 20th century can be traced directly to ... Read full review

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User Review  - lightparade - LibraryThing

Hitchens - madman or seer? Always vulnerable to an attack of DailyMailism, there are nevertheless plenty of valid points made in this attack on our muddled society. The first chapter, which looks back to London at the time of Churchill's funeral in 1965, is particularly effective. 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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