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The New Left, National Identity, and the Break-Up of Britain
Though often seen as marginal, Matthews' engaging analysis shows that national questions were considered crucial by the British New Left.
In this insightful work Wade Matthews considers the views of Britain's major New Left thinkers—E.P. Thompson, Raymond Williams, Perry Anderson, Stuart Hall, and Tom Nairn —on various 'national questions'. From decolonization to the nationalist implications of Thatcherism, this work charts the continuities and fissures between various New Left perspectives and what has been called 'the break-up of Britain.'