Enoch Was Right

Enoch Was Right

Written by British author Raheem Kassam, himself of Indian-Muslim extraction, the book accuses the political establishment of being complicit in misrepresenting Enoch Powell, or too intellectually lacking to understand and convey the ...

Author: Raheem Kassam


ISBN: 1980818827


Page: 287

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"Fifty years on from the most dramatic post-war speech in Britain, this updated view is a VERY important part of the continuing debate. Enoch never goes away." -- Nigel Farage MEP Enoch Was Right is an explosive new take on a speech that changed the nature of the debate surrounding immigration into the Western world for decades to come. Written by British author Raheem Kassam, himself of Indian-Muslim extraction, the book accuses the political establishment of being complicit in misrepresenting Enoch Powell, or too intellectually lacking to understand and convey the nuances of Powell's speech, instead rejecting it as a "racist" or "fascist" turn.With an exclusive interview on the subject with Brexit leader Nigel Farage, Kassam analyses in depth the changing nature of UK demographics, crime statistics, integration, the race relations industry, and more. More often than not, Kassam finds that "Enoch was right" in his predictions for the future of the United Kingdom.Kassam is the author of the bestselling No Go Zones: How Shariah Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You.

The Lives and Afterlives of Enoch Powell

The Lives and Afterlives of Enoch Powell

50 years after Enoch Powell’s self-styled detonation in the form of his so-called ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, this volume brings together contributions from international scholars in the field of history, political science and British ...

Author: Olivier Esteves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429805165

Category: History

Page: 194

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50 years after Enoch Powell’s self-styled detonation in the form of his so-called ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, this volume brings together contributions from international scholars in the field of history, political science and British studies, with new insights from hitherto unexplored archives. It investigates some of the key national and grassroots parameters which, from above and from below, led to Powell’s violent irruption into the immigration debate in 1968. It apprehends Powell as a political and intellectual figure firmly established in the British Tory tradition, a tradition which was to shape the 1970s debate on race and immigration, and be avidly instrumentalised by the British far-right. It also analyses Powell’s positioning vis-à-vis the Irish question, and apprehends Powell’s late-1960s moment from an international standpoint, as one of the early stages of the conservative revolution which was to culminate in 2016 with Trump’s election. Lastly, this book weaves a thread between Powell and another recent political detonation: Brexit.
Categories: History

Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell

'Fifty Years On: Rivers of Blood', Archive on 4, BBC Radio 4, 14 April 2018; Jonathan Walker, “Enoch was no Racist”, ... Neil Hamilton, asserted that Powell wasn't a racist in the crude sense': 'Enoch Powell Right about Immigration, ...

Author: Paul Corthorn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198747147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Best known for his notorious 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968 and his outspoken opposition to immigration, Enoch Powell was one of the most controversial figures in British political life in the second half of the twentieth century and a formative influence on what came to be known as Thatcherism. Telling the story of Powell's political life from the 1950s onwards, Paul Corthorn's intellectual biography goes beyond a fixation on the 'Rivers of Blood' speech to bring us a man who thought deeply about--and often took highly unusual (and sometimes apparently contradictory) positions on--the central political debates of the post-1945 era: rejecting the Cold War emphasis on the Anglo-American relationship (and at one stage going so far as to advocate the idea of an alliance with the Soviet Union); promoting free-market economics long before it was fashionable, while remaining a staunch defender of the National Health Service; vehemently opposing British membership of the European Community; arguing for the closer integration of Northern Ireland with the rest of the UK; and in the 1980s supporting unilateral nuclear disarmament. In the process, Powell emerges as more than just a deeply divisive figure but as a seminal political intellectual of his time. Paying particular attention to the revealing inconsistencies in Powell's thought and the significant ways in which his thinking changed over time, Corthorn argues that Powell's diverse campaigns can nonetheless still be understood as a coherent whole, if viewed as part of a long-running, and wide-ranging, debate set against the backdrop of the long-term decline in Britain's international, military, and economic position in the decades after 1945.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

This Land Is Our Land

This Land Is Our Land

Independent ( 18 April 2018 ) . https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/enoch-powell-rivers-of-blood-speech-50-years-trumpimmigration - right - wing - a8299211.html . 18. The east African Asian refugee community : Paul Harris , ' They Fled ...

Author: Suketu Mehta

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473563490

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An impassioned defence of global immigration from the acclaimed author of Maximum City. Drawing on his family’s own experience emigrating from India to Britain and America, and years of reporting around the world, Suketu Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. The West, he argues, is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. He juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of labourers, nannies and others, from Dubai to New York, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate change reshape large parts of the planet, it is little surprise that borders have become so porous. This Land is Our Land also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality on large swathes of the world. When today’s immigrants are asked, ‘Why are you here?’, they can justly respond, ‘We are here because you were there.’ And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, This Land Is Our Land is a timely and necessary intervention, and literary polemic of the highest order.
Categories: Social Science

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Stubbs, “Eric Clapton & Enoch Powell to Morrissey.” 41. See On Demand News, “Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' Speech: 50 Years On.” 42. On Rock Against Racism, see the oral history by Rachel, Walls Come Tumbling Down. 43.

Author: Allan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330476

Category: Music

Page: 640

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions.
Categories: Music

The Treatment of Immigrants in the European Court of Human Rights

The Treatment of Immigrants in the European Court of Human Rights

Stuart Jeffries, 'Britain's Most Racist Election: The Story of Smethwick, 50 years on' Guardian (15 October 2014), available at: ... available at: www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3643823/Enoch-Powells-Rivers-of-Blood-speech.html, 1.

Author: Amanda Spalding

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509947416

Category: Law

Page: 232

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This book looks at how the European Court of Human Rights has addressed the question of immigration. As immigration in Europe has increased, so has its criminalisation. This is a multi-faceted phenomenon, with criminal justice and harsh use of immigration measures becoming more and more entwined. This book asks: how has the European Court of Human Rights responded? Drawing on case law from across the spectrum of rights, it will show how effective it has been in countering detention and deportation, if at all. This makes an original contribution to growing focus on 'crimmigration'.
Categories: Law

Beasts of the Deep

Beasts of the Deep

In this contested arena, refugees are policed in a paramilitary fashion and human rights are regularly ignored (see ... From this perspective, the Rivers of Blood circa 1968 have, almost 50 years later, been transformed into a Sea of ...

Author: Jon Hackett

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture offers its readers an in-depth and interdisciplinary engagement with the sea and its monstrous inhabitants; through critical readings of folklore, weird fiction, film, music, radio and digital games. Within the text there are a multitude of convergent critical perspectives used to engage and explore fictional and real monsters of the sea in media and folklore. The collection features chapters from a variety of academic perspectives; post- modernism, psychoanalysis, industrial-organisational analysis, fandom studies, sociology and philosophy are featured. Under examination are a wide range of narratives and media forms that represent, reimagine and create the Kraken, mermaids, giant sharks, sea draugrs and even the weird creatures of H.P. Lovecraft. Beasts of the Deep offers an expansive study of our sea-born fears and anxieties, that are crystallised in a variety of monstrous forms. Repeatedly the chapters in the collection encounter the contemporary relevance of our fears of the sea and its inhabitants – through the dehumanising media depictions of refugees in the Mediterranean to the encroaching ecological disasters of global warming, pollution and the threat of mass marine extinction.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Unlikely Candidate

The Unlikely Candidate

Stuart Jeffries (2014) 'Britain's most racist election: The story of Smethwick, 50 years on', The Guardian, ... The Guardian, 15 April (www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/14/enoch-powell-rivers-blood-legacy-wolverhampton).

Author: Ali Milani

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447361602

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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Across the Western world, people are desperate for a radical shift in politics and for new kinds of politicians. Primary defeats for established figures and shock results in referendums are becoming the norm, while outsiders are shaking up political cultures. In this book, Ali Milani, a rising star in the UK’s Labour Party, brings a unique perspective to the key political issues we're facing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and shows how young people from all walks of life can engage in politics to transform our country and the world. Drawing on his rollercoaster campaign against Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the UK’s 2019 general election and his time in Bernie Sanders’ campaign team, he aims to inspire a new generation, including the disenfranchised, disillusioned and marginalised, to raise their voices and change mainstream politics for the better.
Categories: Political Science

How To Lose A Referendum

How To Lose A Referendum

45 Hall, Mark (2007), 'Mixed reaction to “opt-out” from EU Charter of Fundamental Rights', EurWORK, 20 August 2007: ... -election-smethwick-50-years-on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/3643823/Enoch-Powells-Rivers-of-Blood-speech.html ...

Author: Jason Farrell

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785902604

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Did David Cameron have to call a referendum? Did history put a gun to his head? And was Britain's departure from the EU destined from the moment he called it? Was it a lost cause, or did the Prime Minister lose it? Sky News senior political correspondent Jason Farrell teams up with political blogger and economics and politics teacher Paul Goldsmith to provide the definitive story of one of the biggest shocks in British political history. Probing into the social fabric of the UK, the psyche of the electorate, and seventy years of European history, Farrell and Goldsmith identify eighteen key reasons why the UK made its choice, from Britain's absence at the birth of the European project to the inflammatory rhetoric of one Nigel Farage, and everything in between. How to Lose a Referendum is the product of extensive and refreshingly frank interviews with the key players from both campaigns coupled with a wide-ranging exploration of the historical context around Britain's departure. Why was a project designed for common peace and prosperity ultimately so hard to defend? Whether you're a Leaver or a Remainer, a newcomer to the debate or a battle-hardened politico, this nuanced and thoughtful analysis will change the way you look at Britain's vote for Brexit.
Categories: Political Science

Against Borders

Against Borders

SECURITY AND PUBLIC ORDER In April 2018, BBC 4 aired Enoch Powell's full “Rivers of Blood Speech” as part of a program 50 Year On: Rivers of Blood.2 In this notorious 1958 speech, Powell quotes a constituent, a “middle-aged, ...

Author: Alex Sager

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786606297

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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This book provides a philosophical defence of open borders. Two policy dogmas are the right of sovereign states to restrict immigration and the infeasibility of opening borders. These dogmas persist in face of the human suffering caused by border controls and in spite of a global economy where the mobility of goods and capital is combined with severe restrictions on the movement of most of the world’s poor. Alex Sager argues that immigration restrictions violate human rights and sustain unjust global inequalities, and that we should reject these dogmas that deprive hundreds of millions of people of opportunities solely because of their place of birth. Opening borders would promote human freedom, foster economic prosperity, and mitigate global inequalities. Sager contends that studies of migration from economics, history, political science, and other disciplines reveal that open borders are a feasible goal for political action, and that citizens around the world have a moral obligation to work toward open borders.
Categories: Philosophy