This is an extremely well written book. I do not intend to enter the controversy that it has provoked. Suffice it to say that Hitchens has argued that many of the Socialist cultural and social initiatives since the Second World War are fundamentally unBritish.
Hitchens has identified the essential nature of Britain as a conservative, monarchical parliamentary democracy, and sees changes to the education system, the Established Church, the censorship of plays, capital punishment, and so on as direct attacks upon the essence of being British. He sees such attacks as of a piece with the great Oliver Cromwell's attack on King Charles I.
He does not identify support for the free… Read more