In This Review

The Break-Up of Britain

The Break-Up of Britain
By Tom Nairn
368 pp, Humanities Press, 1977

A Marxist analysis of British ills ("The elements of fatality in Great Britain's current crisis" include such symptoms as "the cringing Labour conservatism of 1974-6") but also a wide-ranging critique of the contemporary world and contemporary thought. A literate and useful polemic.