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This Land

The Struggle for the Left

Owen Jones

(author)

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The new updated edition of David Olusoga’s vital book on black British history

"Groundbreaking" – Observer

The No.1 bestselling author of The Establishment returns with an urgent analysis of where the Left - and Britain - goes next

'An absorbing, nuanced account of the making of electoral disaster' Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian Books of the Year

'A whodunnit political page-turner' Melissa Benn,
New Statesman Books of the Year

We live in an age of upheaval. The global crisis of Covid-19 has laid bare the deep social and economic inequalities which were the toxic legacy of austerity. These revolutionary times are an opportunity for a radical rethink of Britain as we know it, as the politically impossible suddenly becomes imaginable.

And yet, the Left's last attempt to upend the established order and transform millions of lives came to a crashing halt on 12th December 2019, when Jeremy Corbyn led the Labour party to its worst electoral defeat since 1935. In This Land, Owen Jones provides an insider's honest and unflinching appraisal of a movement: how it promised to change everything, why it went so badly wrong, where this failure leaves its values and ideas, and where the Left goes next in the new world we find ourselves in.

He takes us on a compelling, page-turning journey through a tumultuous decade in British politics, gaining unprecedented access to key figures across the political spectrum. It is a tale of high hopes and hubris, dysfunction and disillusionment. There is, Jones urges, no future for any progressive project that does not face up to and learn from its errors. We have the opportunity to build a fairer country and a more equal world, but if our time is to come, then we must learn from our past.

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Book publisherPenguin Books Ltd
Publication date24 Sep 2020
FormatHardback
Pages352
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