The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere The New Tribes Shaping British Politics

Paperback (28 Sep 2017) | English

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Synopsis

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018

SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017

'A provocative take on the UK's new tribal divisions ... a book whose timing is pitch-perfect' Andrew Marr

Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years.

Fifty years ago, people in leafy North London and people in working-class Northern towns could vote for a Labour party that broadly encompassed all of their interests. Today their priorities are poles apart.

In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change.

In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141986975
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.5662
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3343
Number of pages: xxii, 278
Weight: 226g
Height: 129mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 18mm