Saturday, 13 August 2016

Book link, more about MacMillan still a possibility

The Guardian has a review by Colin Kidd of a history book - Continental Drift - covering the period since World War 2 . Very interesting, especially about Churchill and focus groups.

A zesty and ingenious Remain campaign – of the sort we conspicuously lacked – might have presented the Europhile Churchill as a patriotic anti-Brexit icon. Alas, a truth that defies popular cliche would have sunk at the first focus group.

although this is only too true I still think MacMillan is worth another look. Why did he decide in favor of application to Europe? What was the problem with existing outside? He is rarely mentioned though, not at all in the referendum as far as I could tell.

Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (26 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107071267
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107071261

more on this later when I read the book

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