Graham Hutchings

Emerging Power

The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the Twenty-First Century


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In The State We’re In, Will Hutton subjected British society to forensic analysis at a time of disillusionment with the Major government, when there was also the promise of change under New Labour. Change came with Tony Blair, but did not take the direction favoured by Hutton – which was a move towards the European social model, where a shareholding society would set as much store by the values of equality, opportunity and the maintenance of a vigorous public realm as it did by the more narrow preoccupations of prices and profits.

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