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No Exit

David Runciman, 23 May 1996

The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain 
edited by S.J.D. Green and R.C. Whiting.
Cambridge, 403 pp., £40, February 1996, 0 521 45537 5
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... that it must always be talked about in the language of ‘it’ against ‘us’. Green and Whiting’s book contains no reference to stakeholding, which is hardly surprising, given the term’s recent coinage. The book in fact remains wedded to what one of its contributors calls the ‘spatial metaphor’, or the language of advance and retreat. Its ...

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