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TONY BLAIR THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE By Leo Abse

TONY BLAIR THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE by Leo Abse

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This revised and updated edition presents an investigation of Tony Blair's psyche. Abse deploys his psycho-analytical scholarship to consider the forces that have driven Blair to the premiership, and that have motivated and affected his actions since.

TONY BLAIR THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE Summary

TONY BLAIR THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE by Leo Abse

In this hard-hitting and explosive book, reforming parliamentarian Leo Abse presents a remarkable analysis of Tony Blair. Originally published in 1996 to critical acclaim and a storm of controversy, the author has completely revised and updated it to scrutinise Blair's premiership years. In a powerfully penetrating and forthright investigation of Blair's pysche, Abse deploys his psychoanalytical scholarship to consider the forces and influences that have driven Blair. He examines the house of secrets in which Blair was reared, where the promiscuous grandmother forever cast a shadow, where the illegitimate stricken father - authoritative, ambitious and politically unstable - dominated the household, and where death unfairly invaded the family domain. Abse goes on to show how the traumatic events of Blair's childhood left him a loner, an estranged man who sought to resolve his private dilemmas in rock music and religion and then, belatedly, in politics.

About Leo Abse

Leo Abse, MP for Pontypool (1958-87), lawyer and social reformer, has placed more legislation on the statute book than any other backbencher in this century. He radically reformed many of our laws that impinge on human relationships, including those relating to children, divorce, family planning and homosexuality. His previous books, Private Member; Margaret, Daughter of Beatrice; Wotan, My Enemy attracted much praise and considerable controversy.

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GOR002978993
9781861053640
1861053649
TONY BLAIR THE MAN BEHIND THE SMILE by Leo Abse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pavilion Books
2001-03-22
304
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