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Published: 01 August 2018

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780190911157

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The Empire's New Clothes

The Myth of the Commonwealth

Philip Murphy

  • In the wake of Brexit, what does the Commonwealth mean today?
  • Murphy strips away the gilded self-image of the Commonwealth
  • The Commonwealth has persistently defied predictions of its demise, but Murphy argues that it is now as lacking in substance as the emperor's new clothes
  • Is the Commonwealth little more than a mirage--as lacking in substance as the emperor's new clothes?