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Well researched and well written analysis of how we have lost our way
on 12 November 2016
Well observed and written. Some may see CH point of view as old fashioned - the more mature should consider whether our present experience of life with all our "progress" is happier, healthier or more fulfilling than when we had less choice, more structure and a less material focus. I appreciate that there are a few people such as PH who are prepared to look beyond the accepted "wisdom" of those who hold the power in society and have the ability to analyse and write with clarity and authenticity. I also like the way that facts are deployed to back up positions and views. I may not agree with all the conclusions and viewpoints but all are well argued, have the feel of honesty and concern for the bigger picture beyond the short term pragmatism of our present materialist focus.
Our much vaunted "young people" with (as we all had) idealistic, impractical and ill thought through views, which are supposed to respect and act upon, should read this book. Peter Hitchens is an ex communist who, having now experienced life (including living in the Soviet Union) and gained some wisdom and perspective now sees "the error of his ways" and is now considered "right wing". He is actually a conservative (with a very small "c") Christian patriot who probably reflects an increasingly significant proportion of the British public.