A. L. Teasdale

"Anthony Teasdale"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: London
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 873,848 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 3
The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America by John Micklethwait
4.0 out of 5 stars Ten years on..., 20 April 2014
This book made a big impact when it was first published a decade ago, charting and explaining the then political dominance of the new conservatism in US politics. It is elegantly written and fun to read, as you would expect from two journalists from The Economist. However, post-Obama, post the Tea Party, post the 'it's the demographics, stupid' debate, and post several badly mishandled budget crises, the central assumptions of this book now look far less convincing than they once did. Unlike Kevin Phillips' The Emerging Republican Majority in the late 1960s, with which some commentators have compared this book, The Right Nation seems less to predict accurately a powerful new trend in… Read more
Roy Jenkins by John Campbell
Roy Jenkins by John Campbell
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
John Campbell has done it again: he is consistently the best political biographer in Britain, and his latest book combines a fascinating account of a varied and full political life with real sympathy and appreciation of his subject. Full marks!
Mr Lucky - A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. ~ Harold Mabern
5.0 out of 5 stars Really terrific!, 19 April 2014
This CD - yes, I still buy CDs - is extremely good value and gets better each time you play it. It's rather in the style of Wes Montgomery and provides terrific jazzy easy listening.

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