At a time of resurgent popular interest in history, Jonathan Clark's new book is a landmark defence of traditional values. He argues that our sense of tradition and community, and even our morality is being destroyed. In a series of original and incisive chapters on, among other things, Anglo-American relations, the decline of the United Kingdom as a entity and the absence of English nationalism, Clark argues for an alternative to an apparently liberal attitude to morality and politics and a dedication to the present, based instead upon a clear recognition of the value of the past. An important and timely book in which a distinguished historian attacks - vigorously, brilliantly and elegantly - Britain's loss of tradition.
Jonathan Clark is Visiting Professor of History at Northumbria and Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas; he was formerly a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge and AllSoulsCollege, Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago. His works include The Dynamics of Change, Revolution and Rebellion, English Society 1660-1832, The Language of Liberty 1660-1832 and Samuel Johnson.