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Published: 22 August 2019

256 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198747147

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Enoch Powell

Politics and Ideas in Modern Britain

Paul Corthorn

  • Enoch Powell was one of the most controversial figures in British political life in the second half of the twentieth century and a formative influence on what came to be known as Thatcherism
  • Telling the story of Powell's political life from the 1950s onwards, Paul Corthorn's intellectual biography goes beyond a fixation on the 'Rivers of Blood' speech
  • Paying particular attention to the revealing inconsistencies in Powell's thought and the significant ways in which his thinking changed over time