Turning the Tide: Decadence and Decline in Modern Britain

Turning the Tide: Decadence and Decline in Modern Britain

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By (author) Leo McKinstry

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  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 20mm | 311g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0718142306
  • ISBN 13: 9780718142308
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

This analysis of modern Britain argues that, while superficially our society is enjoying unprecedented wealth and freedom, the structures and attitudes that bind it together are being destroyed, bringing it to the verge of destruction. The book aims its criticisms to both the left and the right of the political spectrum, and draws on detailed research as well as the views of a wide range of people, including school pupils and students, police officers, anti-racism campaigners, probation officers, "New Agers" and doctors. It ranges through such issues as the family, crime, morality and the arts to paint a picture of a society that has lost its confidence in its culture and sense of nationhood, where universally held beliefs in right and wrong are disappearing, where superstitions like astrology are widespread and where self-gratification and personal happiness are cherished above all else. The author, Leo McKinstry, suggests remedies that will, in his view, put Britain in better shape to meet the challenges of the new millenium.

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