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The British Experience: 1940-1975
The British Experience: 1940-1975
By Peter Calvocoressi
Pantheon, 1978, 253 pp

A distinguished work that describes and analyzes the postwar decades with wit, pungency and unconventional intelligence. In brevity and scope, in judgment and flair, it will be hard to surpass. The record that emerges is mixed. While "the principal weaknesses of postwar Britain are inequality and secretiveness . . . British democratic instincts and institutions remain intact."