41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Ministry of Defeat is the first and only forensic examination of the political and military failures by the British in Iraq. As the government, the media and the army were quick to downplay the unfolding catastrophe as the birth pangs of democracy, the evidence from the front line was telling a very different story. Ministry of Defeat explores that evidence and paints a picture of Southern Iraq very different to the popular narrative.
Richard North highlights the political indifference to military procurement and outlines the staggering, willful ignorance of the media and senior members of the government who should have known better. He also points the finger at a military… Read more
39 of 53 people found the following review helpful
From global warming, education, fair trade, live aid, hospitals, the welfare state, this book is a handy compilation and summary of everything you've thought was wrong in the last ten years of rampant socialism in the UK.
While nothing at all will be new to readers it is exactly what it says on the tin; "The essential guide to making lefty liberals history".
It is the kind of Conservatism that excites and amuses and is strangely alluring in its subversiveness. Exactly what Conservatism needs to appeal to the broader base that Cameron has so lamentably failed to locate and capture.
I've have read just about everything from Melanie Phillips and Civitas and… Read more