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Jeremy Paxman updates the 'State of the Nation' study,
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This review is from: Friends in High Places: Who Runs Britain? [ Peguin Paperback ] (Paperback)
Continuing the fine tradition of of socio-political analysis typified by Anthony Sampson's books on "The Anatomy of Britain" Jeremy Paxman presents an excellent, well-researched and enjoyably written study of the ruling elite on Britain in the 1990s.
Drawing on his own experience as a journalist and broadcaster for the BBC (itself, he argues, a pillar of the old boy network) Mr Paxman draws our attention to the fact that in the supposedly meritocratic Britain of Major and Blair the 'Establishment' is alive and well and as powerful as ever.
Fascinating, sobering reading.
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