The Abolition of Britain

The Abolition of Britain From Winston Churchill to Theresa May

New revised edition

Paperback (23 Aug 2018) | English

Save $3.09

  • $22.75
  • $19.66
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Synopsis

How do you tell that a country has died? In this devastating, pessimistic, though critically-timed revised edition of his classic book, Peter Hitchens describes and regrets the abolition of Britain. In the years since Peter Hitchens first wrote The Abolition of Britain, he argues, there has been an acceleration in the decay of society and culture. Fewer people read; universities have become less and less free; more churches are closing; language has become more homogenised; the city skyline is emblematic of the triumph of Mammon; the monarchy is merely hanging on and immigration is at an unprecedented and unsustainable level, a fact accepted even by those who first welcomed its growth. Hitchens, a former revolutionary Marxist, is amazed and amused by the way in which the nominal Conservative Party has now embraced culturally and socially revolutionary ideas, especially about the family, sexual politics and education, which he would have thought ambitious in his days as a 1960s Trotskyist. As he writes, 'my only concern now is to ensure that others, in some unimaginable future, will be able to find at least one voice which will explain to them how one of the fairest, kindest civilisations ever to have existed on earth . should in so short a time have wasted its birthright and thrown away its gifts'.

About the Publisher

Bloomsbury Continuum

Bloomsbury Continuum

Bloomsbury Continuum is the continuation and expansion of Continuum’s trade publishing, tucked in happily under the Bloomsbury publishing umbrella. We are already benefiting from the enormous sales and marketing strengths of a much larger publishing house. We publish adult non- fiction, covering areas such as history, politics, philosophy, current affairs, religion, travel and biography. Our aim is to publish serious books for the widest audience possible. Recent bestsellers include: Jonathan Aitken’s biography: Margaret Thatcher – Power and Personality Pope Francis by Paul Vallely and The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson by Harry Mount. All these have had major serial deals in the national press. We are proud to have published and to continue to publish authors of the stature of Sir Michael Howard, former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Eamon Duffy, Christopher Booker, Roger Scruton, Timothy Radcliffe, Frank Furedi and A.C. Grayling. And now we have added a new generation of talented young writers, including Harry Mount, David Horspoool, Miles Hollingworth, Christopher Howse and John Waters, enfant terrible of the Irish media.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472959928
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Continuum
Pub date:
Edition: New revised edition
DEWEY: 303.40941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3385
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 552g
Height: 153mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 30mm