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Inhaltsangabe: Democracy is Britain?s gift to the world. Most of the ideas and ideals that have shaped the world?s democracies can be traced back to arguments and reforms that first erupted there. Democracy tells the 1,000-year story of the bitter battles over those arguments and reforms, in the words of those who shaped British democracy, fought for it, and resisted it. It includes the major documents of the past millennium, such as the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, and the speeches of the big beasts of the democratic jungle, such as Thomas More, Cromwell, Wilberforce, Gladstone, and Churchill, as well as the contributions made to the democracy struggle by rebels, poets, satirists, and novelists, from Shakespeare and Burns to Dickens and Orwell. Also featured are many important documents that have been rescued from obscurity, such as a speech that a prominent 20th century MP was barred from delivering: he wanted to argue why he should not be expelled from the House of Commons. Democracy covers not just the constitution and the law, but debates over free speech, slavery, empire, the death penalty, and Europe, and includes key events in England?s relations with Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. This remarkable chronicle is guaranteed to inform, educate, and inspire.
Über den Autor: Peter Kellner is the president of internet-based market research firm YouGov. He has been a journalist with Evening Standard, the Independent, New Statesman, and Sunday Times newspapers.
Buchbeschreibung Mainstream Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0005908995
Buchbeschreibung Mainstream Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. ex library,usual stamps and marks.light shelfwear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 65963
Buchbeschreibung General, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Brand New. 544 pages. 9.45x6.30x1.69 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk184596506X
Buchbeschreibung Mainstream Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 184596506X
Buchbeschreibung Mainstream Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX184596506X