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Being British: Our Once And Future Selves by [Parish, Chris]
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This is a sane, witty and shrewd picture of British identity--neither cynical nor paranoid, which is quite an achievement. Chris Parish sketches very skilfully the history and habits that make up this many-layered identity and gives us some essential tools for working out what we can properly celebrate, what we should properly regret and what we might reasonably hope for--what a mature sense of national self-esteem might look like. ~ Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, theologian, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

Chris Parish provides a welcome reasoned statement for moderation and integration in approaching major issues and Britain's place in the world. Parish calls for taking a long-term approach to these issues, one that incorporates a more positive view of Britain's past while integrating that history into British identity and Britain's approach to current problems. ~ Dr George L Bernstein, Professor of History, Tulane University Author of The Myth of Decline: The Rise of Britain since 1945

Thought provoking, humbling, inspiring--a veritable tour de force. Concerned that our postcolonial guilt has left no metanarrative or clear sense of who we are, Parish steps lightly, yet studiously, through our shared story. He encourages us to be in touch with the creative thread of this country, to know the past, warts and all, so that we might rediscover our connection, continuity and rootedness and remain a major player in the postmodern world. I am left with strengthened pride in being British. ~Prof Julia Hausermann MBE, founder and President, Rights and Humanity

Enjoyed its breadth and ambition--and optimism ~ David Goodhart, founder of Prospect magazine, former Director of Demos think tank, author of The British Dream

About the Author

Chris Parish is passionate about British culture and identity, having spent years studying the subject. He directed a UK charity for over two decades and is an accomplished speaker on human development.

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  • File Size: 2796 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Chronos Books (June 24, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 24, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01G2M4M1M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,012,236 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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