The Abolition of Britain : From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana
This book offers a powerful polemic on the decline of modern day Britain.Hitchens identifies everything that he feels has gone wrong with Britain since the Second World War and makes the case for the 'many millions who feel that they have become foreigners in their own land and wish with each succeeding day that they could turn the clock back'. Writing with brilliance and flair, Hitchens targets the pernicious effects of TV culture, the corruption and decay of English language, the loss of deference and the syrupy confessional mood brought on by the death of Princess Diana. This new paperback edition includes a brand new introduction taking the story up to the present day.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 156 x 234 x 22mm | 508g
- 24 Oct 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- London, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
Table of contents
1. Warrior and Victim; 2. Born Yesterday; 3. Class War; 4. The Pink Bits; 5. Hell Freezes Over; 6. The Telescreen Triumphs; 7. Forty Years On; 8. A Real Bastard; 9. The Queen's English; 10. Difficulties with Girls; 11. Last Exit to Decency; 12. Suburbs of the Mind; 13. The Pill That Cured Morality; 14. Health Warning; 15. Is Britain Civilised?; 16. Year Zero.
"'This is a cri de coeu r from an honest, intelligent and patriotic Englishman desperately worried about the corruption of this country and the likely effects of its lurch into the clutches of a European.' The Spectator"
About Peter Hitchens
Peter Hitchens is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. A reporter for the Daily Express for most of his career, he currently writes for the Mail on Sunday.