The politics of pain : postwar England and the rise of nationalism
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New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
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Format
Book
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
xxiv, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Street Date
1911
Language
English
ISBN
9781631496455, 163149645X

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General Note
"Originally published the UK under the title Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain."
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Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"From one of the most perceptive observers of the English today comes a brilliantly insightful, mordantly funny account of their seemingly irrational embrace of nationalism. England's recent lurch to the right appears to be but one example of the nationalist wave sweeping across the world, yet as acclaimed Irish critic Fintan O'Toole suggests in The Politics of Pain, it is, in reality, a phenomenon rooted in World War II. We must look not to the vagaries of the European Union but, instead, far back to the end of the British empire, if we hope to understand our most fraternal ally-and the royal mess in which the British now find themselves. O'Toole depicts a roiling nation that almost ludicrously dreams of a German invasion, if only to get the blood going, and that erupts in faux outrage over regulations on "prawn-flavored crisps." A sympathetic yet unsparing observer, O'Toole asks: How did a great nation bring itself to the point of such willful self-harm? His answer represents one of the most profound portraits of the English since Sarah Lyall's New York Times bestseller The Anglo Files"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Toole, F. (2019). The politics of pain: postwar England and the rise of nationalism (First American edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Toole, Fintan, 1958-. 2019. The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Toole, Fintan, 1958-. The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Toole, Fintan. The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism First American edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.

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