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The Break-Up of Britain by Tom Nairn
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The Break-Up of Britain by Tom Nairn
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Jun 22, 2021 | ISBN 9781781683200

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Praise

“The most forceful and original mind to confront, demask and anatomise the British state.”
—Neal Ascherson, London Review of Books

“A luminous guide to the morbidities unleashed by the relentless machinery of post-imperial decline.”
—Paul Gilroy

“Tom Nairn pioneered critical retrospect of the United Kingdom, and scandalised people by looking forward calmly to its disintegration.”
—Perry Anderson

“A creative intellectual toolkit for a political emergency, assisting Scots, Welsh and English democrats alike to finally break the chains of Westminster.”
—Hilary Wainwright

“Densely and brilliantly argued … original and perceptive.”
Economist

“Burning-glass of a mind … disconcerting in its withering contempt not only for the British state but for everything associated with it.”
Guardian

“Vitriolic wit … The method is resolutely materialist.”
Time Out

“The intellectual godfather of modern Scottish nationalism.”
Herald

“Powerful and prophetic. Nairn is perhaps Britain’s most perceptive and ambitious national storyteller, an audaciously creative stylist. “
—Rory Scothorne, New Statesman

“Combines often stunning writing with immense knowledge of literature, history, and political philosophy … Nairn has made a priceless contribution towards a desperately needed new discourse.”
—The Hindu

“The most significant book on British politics of the past half-century.”
—Anthony Barnett, openDemocracy

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