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Is one of the most important books of the English past a prime example that history can be abiding literature As a portrait of England enmeshed in the turbulence of new movements which often led to violence against the pieties of Liberal England until it was overwhelmed by the greatest violence of all World War I this extraordinary book has continued to exert a powerful influence on the way historians have observed early twentieth century England This book moved between a three and a four I think his writerly ways did not always make for clarity of content I really liked his chapter on the suffragists and I learned a lot from his discussion of the worker s movements especially the miners His political section with its discussion of unionism was the weakest at least for me I had a hard time following it and while some of it was due to my own lack of knowledge some was definitely a kind of writerly fog MT 86 : Protocole Montréal-Toulouse d'examen linguistique de l'aphasie (1CD audio) really liked his chapter on the suffragists and I learned a lot from his discussion of the worker s movements especially the miners His political section with its discussion of unionism was the weakest at least for me I had a hard time following it and while some of it was due to my own lack of knowledge some was definitely a kind of writerly fog

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The Strange Death of Liberal England

At the beginning of the twentieth century England's empire spanned the globe its economy was strong and its political system seemed immune to the ills that inflicted so many other countries After a resounding electoral triumph in 1906 the Liberals formed the government of the most powerful nation on earth yet within a few years the House of Lords lost its absolute veto over legislation the Home Rule crisis brought Ireland to the brink of civil war Really really beautifully written Dangerfield has the English way of erudite irony subtle sarcasm and witty understanding of the complexities of history and human nature I m just gaga for that kind of thingThis is an elegant book for sure The only problem was as it is with a lot of history books for me that I kind of had to take his word on the people he references I know that s sort of my problem I can t expect him to show me EVERYTHING and not have me perish from exhaustion and the effect is probably better enhanced when you already know about Asuith etc ButI gotta say it really took me out of the book and I can t honestly give it stars since it became rather dense and confusing for me as reading experience I couldn t learn enough about what he had to tell me to absorb the poetry and insight he had t Tall man riding. resounding electoral triumph in 1906 the Liberals formed the government of the most powerful nation on earth yet within a few years the House of Lords lost its absolute veto over legislation the Home Rule crisis brought Ireland to the brink of civil war Really The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory really beautifully written Dangerfield has the English way of erudite irony subtle sarcasm and witty understanding of the complexities of history and human nature I m just gaga for that kind of thingThis is an elegant book for sure The only problem was as it is with a lot of history books for me that I kind of had to take his word on the people he The Big Golden Book of Poetry references I know that s sort of my problem I can t expect him to show me EVERYTHING and not have me perish from exhaustion and the effect is probably better enhanced when you already know about Asuith etc ButI gotta say it NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW really took me out of the book and I can t honestly give it stars since it became Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, rather dense and confusing for me as The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) reading experience I couldn t learn enough about what he had to tell me to absorb the poetry and insight he had t

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And led to an army mutiny the campaign for woman's suffrage created widespread civil disorder and discredited the legal and penal systems and an unprecedented wave of strikes swept the landThis is a classic account first published in 1935 of the dramatic upheaval and political change that overwhelmed England in the period 1910 1914 Few books of history retain their relevance and vitality after than sixty years The Strange Death of Liberal England This is rich in ideas abstractions and issues unacknowledged for years the book dates from 1937 For that alone it is fascinating But there are glaring flaws Its treatment of the suffragettes is downright venal Most praise its prose style but I found it repetitive and distracting the satire and meanness hid clarity What for example does this meanTo reduce the Liberal Party to a definition would be like attempting to reduce the glandular contours of a circus Fat Lady by simply talking her thinFor the sudden loss of prosperity of England s lower classes he blames the new financier the new plutocrat with little of the responsibility which once had sanctioned the power of England s landed classes In truth the issue was the gold standard which since the discovery of South African gold subjected the Pound to f


10 thoughts on “The Strange Death of Liberal England

  1. says:

    Outstanding and superb One of the most enjoyable and fun works of history I've ever encountered Especially consid

  2. says:

    When was the last time you laughed out loud while reading a history book Yep that’s what I thought Well this book did it for me The topic of course is not funny; George Dangerfield explains how early England had a Cerberus of its own—the Tory Party the Women’s Suffrage movement and the Worker’s rebellion—which

  3. says:

    Really really beautifully written Dangerfield has the English way of erudite irony subtle sarcasm and witty understanding of

  4. says:

    This book is an interesting one It is almost a trope in Britain of there being a kind of fetish for our political and constitutional system the fact of it lasting for x many hundreds of years meaning it is obviously the best etc This book highlights how from the perspective of the years before the First World War our whole system was on the verge of collapse and we are actually very lucky that the war happened Without

  5. says:

    This is rich in ideas abstractions and issues unacknowledged for years the book dates from 1937 For that alone it is fascinating But there are glaring flaws Its treatment of the suffragettes is downright venal Most praise its prose style but I found it repetitive and distracting the satire and meanness hid clari

  6. says:

    This might not be the grandest or the most insightful history I have ever read although it is insightful It is however one of the best written and by far the most irreverent Dangerfield's basic premise is that the Liberal party came unstuck because of a general upswelling of raucous rock the boat energy particularly focused on Ireland women's

  7. says:

    Wonderful under rated classic It was ignored when it appeared in the 1930s because the author had moved to America and became a magazine editor He was not an academic and he was very dismissive of standard English mythology The volume is brilliant It is a masterpiece of acerbic wit and historical analysis His weaving together of the strands of labor feminism and Ireland are nothing less than astonishing It is so well written that academic h

  8. says:

    This book moved between a three and a four I think his writerly ways did not always make for clarity of content I really liked his chapter on the suffragists and I learned a lot from his discussion of the worker's movements especially the miners His political section with its discussion of unionism was the weakest at least for me I had a h

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    Robust in expression odd in organisation this elegy on a political party of the 3rd way has lasting value The best part a study of Sir Edward Carson's fight against Irish Home Rule shows how extremism always triumphs in the endThe 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising reminds us of the eternal marriage of hope and disappointmentAh the Edwardian period and its hopeful ripples beyond a Golden Age when the Bri

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