on 29 November 2008
An Appetite for Power is a very good book about the Conservative Party from its formation in the 1830s to the 1990s. It explains relatively well why the Conservative Party has been so successful in gaining and retaining power over the years in contrast to parties with comaparable ancestry on Continental Europe. It also tries to discredit the myth that the only reason why the Conservatives win is that the progressive left-of-centre vote is split. All in all a very good book although there is noticeable bias in sections.