How To Be A Liberal: The Story of Freedom and the Fight for its Survival

How To Be A Liberal: The Story of Freedom and the Fight for its Survival

by Ian Dunt


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‘A tour de force.’ THE SECRET BARRISTER

‘Clear-eyed and hard-headed. His defence of liberalism is political writing at its most urgent and engaging .’ NICK COHEN, OBSERVER COLUMNIST

‘Dunt’s gift for making complicated issues comprehensible is second to none. Courageous.’JAMES O’BRIEN, LBC

The authoritarian right is taking control. From Viktor Orban in Hungary, to Brexit in Britain, to Donald Trump in America, nationalists have launched an all-out assault on liberal values. In this groundbreaking new book, political journalist Ian Dunt tells the story of liberalism, from its birth in the fight against absolute monarchy to the modern-day resistance against the new populism. In a soaring narrative that stretches from the battlefields of the English Civil War to the 2008 financial crash and beyond, this vivid, page-turning book explains the political ideas which underpin the modern world. But it is also something much more than that – it is a rallying cry for those who still believe in freedom and reason.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912454419
Publisher: Canbury Press
Publication date: 10/01/2020
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 600,301
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ian Dunt is editor of He specializes in issues around immigration, civil liberties and social justice and appears as a pundit on BBC TV, Sky News and Al-jazeera.

Table of Contents

Today 9

1 Birth 14

2 Awakening 27

3 The Three Revolutions 56

4 Constant 107

5 Harriet and John 135

6 Death 175

7 New World Order 212

8 Belonging 243

9 Crash 275

10 Identity War 307

11 Anti-Truth 350

12 The New Nationalism 380

13 The Other 413

Tomorrow 439

Sorry & Thank You 451

Further Reading 457

Index 471

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