Mind the Gap: The New Class Divide in Britain

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Short Books, 2004 - Political Science - 316 pages
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This is a daring, provocative, and unusually frank discussion of the Gap—the invisible, yet powerful, divide between classes—which always has, and perhaps always will, plague Britain. To pretend that class distinctions are a thing of the past, is, as Ferdinand Mount argues, nothing more than an ostrich-like attempt at idealism. Through fine observation and extensive research, covering issues as diverse as the distribution of wealth, the significance of speech patterns, and the politics of egalitarianism, the author pursues an oft-times illusive answer to the fundamental question: How can oppressive inequality in Britain be wiped out once and for all?

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"Class doesn't count any more" they say. Oh but it does in Modern Britain. Just as it did in the past. This is a well-written book which covers some good ground written by a fairly well-heeled member ... Read full review

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Interesting read, as I don't usually pick up non-fiction for fun. But, there is something cynical inside me that doesn't trust a British class-system study by an Etonian. Read full review


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Ferdinand Mount is a Sunday Times columnist and Editor of the TLS .

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