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A Question of Leadership By Peter Clarke

A Question of Leadership
by Peter Clarke

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In this collection of essays on our political leaders, Peter Clarke looks at the questions of how individual leaders have shaped the history of our country. With new chapters on John Major and Tony Blair, this second edition is brought right up to the present day.
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A Question of Leadership: From Gladstone to Blair by Peter Clarke

Britain in the 20th century is in many senses uncharted territory for historians, territory by and large left to sociologists and political theorists. In a series of essays on British political leaders from Gladstone and Salisbury through Lloyd George, Churchill and Attlee to Thatcher, Peter Clarke looks at the questions of how individual leaders have shaped the history of the UK, interacting with the social and economic forces beloved of sociologists, tackling the questions of how important is political leadership, and how much is history determined by socio-economic trends and how much by the decisions of individuals.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Victorian values? Gladstone - the politics of moral populism; the authentic voice of conservatism - Lord salisbury; Joseph Chamberlain -the first modern politician; Asquith and Lloyd George - misalliances; the businesslike approach - Neville Chamberlain; Churchill - lost empires. Part 2 A new agenda: Keynes - academic scribbler or political dabbler? Part 3 Isms and wasms: the tutelary politics of Hugh Dalton; Attlee - the making of the post-war consensus; Macmillan - the lessons of the past; Bevan versus Gaitskell - splitting the difference; the decay of labourism and the demise of the SDP; Thatcherism - the remaking of the Conservative Party; Blair - moral populism reappropriated.

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GOR003357044
A Question of Leadership: From Gladstone to Blair by Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-08-26
384
0140284036
9780140284034
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