An event with

David Edgerton

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation

£5.00

Monday 17th June 2019 at 6:30pm  |  Owl Bookshop

Description

Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, David Edgerton argues, an exceptional place: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European and global web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, it became, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons and industry, before reinventing itself again in the 1970s as part of the European Union and as the host for international capital, no longer capable of being a nation. Packed with surprising examples and arguments, The Rise and Fall of the British Nation gives us a grown-up, unsentimental history which takes business and warfare seriously, and which is crucial at a moment of serious reconsideration for the country and its future.

Event Details

Monday 17th June at 6:30pm
Event takes place at the Owl Bookshop.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.