Vernon Bogdanor

The Long View

Britain Since 1918: The Strange Career of British Democracy


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The library shelves groan with histories of twentieth-century Britain. Most are humdrum. Indeed, one can count on the fingers of one hand those that are both scholarly and stimulating. To this select few, we must now add David Marquand’s Britain Since 1918, a work of verve and insight whose breadth of learning is only partially concealed by the grace of its style.

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