Author: Chris Wrigley

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 1912208431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 4977


Part of the 20 Prime Ministers Series

"All is Race"

Benjamin Disraeli on Race, Nation and Empire

Author: Simone Beate Borgstede

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901399

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Inspired by Hannah Arendt's discussion of the Victorian Tory politician and novelist Benjamin Disraeli as a Jew who fought back, this book explores the complex ways in which mid-Victorian discourses of identity and belonging were interwoven with discourses of race. The book looks at Disraeli's response to the antisemitism of the period, leading him to become convinced that race was the key to understand how society works. It traces Disraeli's use of the category of race as a pivotal idea of social difference and looks at how race intersected his thinking with class, culture, gender, nation, and empire. It also shows how Disraeli's "one-nation-politics" was dependent on the idea of empire and how his representations of both nation and empire became based on race. (Series: Racism Analysis - Series A: Studies - Vol. 2)

Against The Current

Essays in the History of Ideas

Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446496198

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4475


Berlin's main theme in these essays is the importance in the history of ideas of dissenters whose thinking still challenges conventional wisdom - among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, he brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times, and in the process offers a powerful defence of variety in our visions of life. Roger Hausheer's introduction surveys Berlin's whole oeuvre, and the full bibliography of his pubication has been updated for this Pimlico edition.

The Rise and Fall of British Liberalism


Author: Alan Sykes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899059

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 4062


Here is the first book to cover the history of British Liberalism from its founding doctrines in the later eighteenth century to the final dissolution of the Liberal party into the Liberal Democrats in 1988. The Party dominated British politics for much of the later nineteenth-century, most notably under Gladstone, whose premierships spanned 1868-1894, and during the early twentieth, but after the resignation of Lloyd George in 1922 the Liberal Party never held office again. The decline of the Party remains a unique phenomenon in British politics and Alan Sykes illuminates its dramatic and peculiar circumstances in this comprehensive study.