The danger to British democracy in the interwar period came from a different source to that which has thus far been assumed. It came from a network of radical conservatives who challenged the political system and sought to replace it with an authoritarian corporate state.
In this book, Bernhard Dietz provides the first systematic analysis of this network and its members, which are called Neo-Tories. With strong links to the European right, yet a minority back home, this group of British conservatives are all the more fascinating today because it is on their ultimate failure that the success of British democracy rested.
Bernhard Dietz is Assistant Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany. He is an expert on right-wing extremism and has published various articles on British radical conservatism, eugenics and anti-urbanism.