Mark Pitchford explores the Conservative Party’s relationship with the extreme right between 1945 and 1975. For the first time, this book shows how the Conservative Party, realizing that its well known pre-Second World War connections with the extreme right were now embarrassing, used its bureaucracy to implement a policy of investigating extreme right groups and taking action to minimize their chances of success.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Mark Pitchford received his PhD at Cardiff University and was a resident scholar at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
• The shock of opposition 1945-1951
• Conservatism and extreme-right revival 1951-57
• Macmillan and Home: ‘Pink socialism’ and ‘true-blue’ Conservatism
• Edward Heath: a rightwards turn and the coalescence of the extreme right, 1964-70
• ‘Heathco’ meets the extreme challenge
• Conclusion: Keeping it right