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The Lure of Greatness: England's Brexit and America's Trump
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The Lure of Greatness: England's Brexit and America's Trump (Paperback)

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`One of the most important political books of 2017.' Guardian



`The best book about Brexit so far . . . brilliantly caustic.' Irish Times





In 2016 two surprising explosions of popular contempt for the existing order drove Britain into Brexit and paved the way for Trump's presidency of the United States.



On both sides of the Atlantic, proud regimes with global pretensions were levelled by justifiable revolts. But in the name of self-government, Brexit and Trump will intensify the authoritarian traditions of their outdated political systems.



The Lure of Greatness is a blistering account of how and why this happened. The shadow of Iraq, the great financial crash, campaigns of poison and intrigue, the filleting of David Cameron with the cold fury of a Remain voter... these are just the start.



At the book's heart is the story of the institutional and constitutional implosion of the United Kingdom, the farce of `the sovereignty of parliament', a passionate account of English nationalism and the absurdity of the ever-increasing and insidious influence of the Daily Mail. What emerges is a compelling summary of an EU in crisis, the fateful absence of a viable left alternative, the normality of immigration - all of which frame the reasons for the triumph of Leave.



Anthony Barnett, co-founder of openDemocracy, applies a lifetime of observing, reporting and sedition in this searing analysis of the two great democratic disasters of our time.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutionsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesElections & referenda Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 10/08/2017 ISBN-13: 9781783524532  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anthony Barnett was the first Director of Charter 88, the campaign for constitutional reform, from 1988-95. He co-founded openDemocracy in 2001, was its first Editor and writes regularly for it. He co-directed the Convention on Modern Liberty in 2009. His books include Iron Britannia: Why Parliament Waged its Falklands War (1982), Soviet Freedom (1988), This Time - Our Constitutional Revolution (1997), Iron Britannia, Time to Take the Great out of Britain (Faber Finds edition, 2012), and Blimey, it could be Brexit! (2015).

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