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Jon Lawrence

Jon Lawrence teaches history at the Cambridge University.

Both ‘on message’ and off

Jon Lawrence, 19 February 2004

Robin Cook’s memoir concentrates on the first two years of the second Blair government, from his ‘demotion’ to leader of the House immediately after the 2001 general election to his resignation over the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. He may have wanted to get the book out quickly while Iraq, WMDs and Hutton still dominate the headlines, but, more important, writing...

The Fate of Social Democracy

Susan Pedersen, 22 December 2019

These​ two books will be read, inevitably, as studies of neoliberalism, a world order – and a word – that has snuck up on us in the last few decades. I say ‘snuck up’...

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Festschriftiness

Susan Pedersen, 6 October 2011

Publishers hate festschrifts, but scholars love them, and this has been a good year, with the publication of collections honouring three men who have done much to shape British social history...

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