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A MOMENTOUS DECADE
on 22 May 2012
I really enjoyed this book.It is social hiostory written in an academic,but readable style.The aspect which struck me,and supports the quotation that'history repeats itself'was the frighteningly similar scenario that the Thirties have withthe present financial,economical and social landscape.The hostil;ity over immigration, and the fears for 'our'jobs, the woolly political thinking over what is the best course of action,the curtailment and ceasation of benefits,and generally to the muddled and many-sided view of what the economic consequences of particular actions will be,the only new problem is the question of the Euro,though substitute for the emergence of a powerful and armed Germany, and the stage is set for total conflict.
This book is important reading for all interested in the development of thought and responses in thwe United Kingdom. Some of the comments beggar belief that they were ever made-the role of women, and what they were fit for, the pro motor lobby that classed pedestrians as a necessary evil,but certainly legislation should not be designed to protect them.One has to remember that the incidents that are written about only occured some eighty years ago-a person's life span-Technology has made great strides, but as the British human race made such great strides in that period-I wonder.
An excellent and well researched book that isreadable to the laymam, but includes historical significance for the student of history.