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'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pitilessly brilliant' JONATHAN COE.
'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times .
A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR.
'A quite brilliant dissection of the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative' David Miliband. 'Hugely entertaining and engrossing' Roddy Doyle. 'Best book about the English that I've read for ages' Billy Bragg.
A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and
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Produktbeschreibung
'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pitilessly brilliant' JONATHAN COE.

'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times .

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR.

'A quite brilliant dissection of the cultural roots of the Brexit narrative' David Miliband.
'Hugely entertaining and engrossing' Roddy Doyle.
'Best book about the English that I've read for ages' Billy Bragg.

A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. A great democratic country tears itself apart, and engages in the dangerous pleasures of national masochism.

Trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact came to define the style of an entire political elite; a country that once had colonies redefined itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation.

Fintan O'Toole also discusses the fatal attraction of heroic failure, once a self-deprecating cult in a hugely successful empire that could well afford the occasional disaster. Now failure is no longer heroic - it is just failure, and its terrible costs will be paid by the most vulnerable of Brexit's supporters.

A new afterword lays out the essential reforms that are urgently needed if England is to have a truly democratic future and stable relations with its nearest neighbours.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Head Of Zeus; Apollo
  • Seitenzahl: 276
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 272g
  • ISBN-13: 9781789540994
  • ISBN-10: 1789540992
  • Artikelnr.: 54244379
Autorenporträt
O'Toole, Fintan§Fintan O'Toole is a historian, biographer, literary critic and political commentator. His acclaimed columns on Brexit for the Irish Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books have been awarded both the Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize. His books include A Traitor's Kiss, his life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Judging Shaw and White Savage. His investigative, polemical books have all been bestsellers.
Rezensionen
'[O'Toole] is a sharp thinker and he makes many good points ... There is also a lot to learn from his incidental arguments. This is a literary book and I was delighted' The Times .