In "Tory Radicalism", historian Earl A. Reitan studied the public policy agendas of Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major. Now extensively revised and extended, "The Transformation of Modern Britain" looks not only at Thatcher and Major, but also at the first ministry of Tony Blair. As Reitan examines the policies adopted by three revolutionary Prime Ministers, he illuminates the broader implications of the leaders' profound influence on British politics and society. Reitan pays particular attention to the rise of "New Labour", as led and defined by Tony Blair, as well as the extent to which the objectives of the movement were achieved. Written clearly and concisely, "The Transformation of Modern Britain" is valuable reading for anyone interested in the state and future of modern Britain.
Earl A. Reitan is emeritus professor in the history department at Illinois State University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on British history.