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The Triumph of the Political Class Hardcover – 17 Sep 2007

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; First Edition edition (17 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743295277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743295277
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 24.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 712,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A brilliant anatomisation of the reality of the contemporary situation' -- 'Guido Fawkes', order-order.com

'Accusations of constitutional impropriety are supported with chapter and verse . . . Apocalyptic . . . Convincing' -- Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times

'An extremely important book' -- Iain Martin, Sunday Telegraph

'An important social text' -- Sarah Sands, Financial Times

'Compelling [and] thought-provoking . . . A powerful and troubling study' -- Nick Cohen, Observer

'Provocative and important . . . A devastating portrait of Britain's new ruling class' -- Daily Mail

'What Oborne accurately, passionately and clearly describes is the replacement of one ruling class by another' -- Sameer Rahim, Daily Telegraph

Synopsis

Both an extension of and a companion to his acclaimed expose of political mendacity, THE RISE OF POLITICAL LYING, Peter Oborne's new book reveals in devastating fashion just how far we have left behind us the idea of people going into politics for that quaint reason, to serve the public. Notions of the greater good and "putting something back" now seem absurdly idealistic, such is the pervasiveness of cynicism in our politics and politicians. Of course, self-interest has always played a part, and Oborne will show how our current climate owes much to the venality of the eighteenth century. But in these allegedly enlightened times should we not know better? Do we not deserve better from those who seek our electoral approval? Full of revealing and insightful stories and anecdotes to support his case, and with a passionate call for reform, THE TRIUMPH OF THE POLITICAL CLASS is destined to be the defining political book of 2007.

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