As part of his series on government (e.g., Britain Under Thatcher, The Foreign Office), Seldon (Brighton Coll., England) assembles 28 essays by political writers on the domestic, foreign, and financial policies pursued by Blair's government. The chapters are uniformly well written, getting readers up to speed before plunging into the Blair New Labor government and its contrast with traditional Labor. Starting with a tax hike and following with increased education spending, the surrender of financial controls to the Bank of England, the devolution of power to local government in Wales, Scotland, and, to a lesser degree, Northern Ireland, and other policies that moved Labor to the center from the left, Blair has surprised many. Political success and more substantial changes than previous Labor governments may be Blair's legacy, but this work is too recent to offer more than tentative conclusions. Recommended specifically for academic collections. Robert Moore, Parexel International, Waltham, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.