The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana

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Encounter Books, 2000 - History - 332 pages
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Prominent English social critic Peter Hitchens writes of the period between the death of Winston Churchill and the funeral of Princess Diana, a time he believes has seen disasterous changes in English life. 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.

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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 was the London Daily Express correspondent in Washington.

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