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A Century of British history: Eton and the liberal core of Britain.

Jeremy Lewis, David Astor, London, Vintage, 2016; William Waldegrave,  A Different Kind of Weather: A Memoir, London, Constable, 2015. Books sometimes achieve canonical status. One such is George Dangerfield’s, The Strange Death of Liberal England, which argued that the Liberal … Continue reading

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Development and culture: the case of South Africa

Alec Russell, After Mandela: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, London, Windmill Books, 2010; Rian Malan, My Traitor’s Heart: Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, in His Tribe and Himself, Vintage … Continue reading

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