Against the Flow Paperback – 15 Sep 2005
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A splendid introduction to the UKs foremost analyst of current affairs. -- Robert Skidelsky, Financial Times
Brittan can fairly claim to be the George Orwell of British post-war financial journalism. Spectator, Tim Congdon -- Spectator, Tim Congdon
This is a book that no educated observer of the contemporary scene should fail to read. -- Nigel Lawson, Sunday Telegraph
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This book is so good that rivals in the field will, like this reviewer, put it down not knowing whether to feel inspiration or despair What is not merely rare but unique is the combination of coherence, penetration, lucidity, and (above all) challenge to ones preconceptions Against the Flow is the work of a remarkable journalist, a scholar and a profound thinker. Read it. EconomistSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The author sub-divides this book into seven sections. These are: The International Scene, Political Economy, Some British Topics, Economic Management, `Europe' and the Euro, Ideas and Reflections, Some Twentieth Century Luminaries, and Some Thoughts on Economics. Samuel Brittan makes some rather astute observations on each and every topic under these headings. Personally, I liked the second part of the book better than the first - I am not terribly interested in UK Politics and some early 21st century US issues - but also because I was drawn to his thoughts on Economic Management, Europe and the Euro and Ideas and Reflections. This should be compulsory reading for every other politician (who will of course ignore it but who cares).
I found this book a real page turner and can only highly recommend it.