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Œuvres de Ian Dunt

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Date de naissance
1982-02-04
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male
Nationalité
United Kingdom
Professions
journalist
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Ian Dunt is a British author, political journalist and broadcaster. He is the editor of Politics.co.uk and a host on the Remainiacs podcast. Dunt was born in Guatemala and grew up variously in Chile, Winchester, and Southampton. Dunt studied Philosophy at University College London, then got an MA from University of Warwick in International Relations followed by a Diploma in Journalism and Media Law from London School of Journalism.

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If you have any interest in British politics, you MUST read this book. Ian Dunt has produced an excellent tome: I cannot tell whether his political favour leans to left or right which, is just what is required for a sensible discussion of our political system.

It does not take a genius to work out that things are spiralling out of control within the British political system. This book concentrates upon the Westminster end of affairs. It gives eye opening insights into how the system currently functions, or more accurately, how it doesn't. The ridiculous concept of aggressive conflict at all levels needs to be replaced with one that encourages compromise. Two power blocks screaming at each other from alternative sides of a room does not constitute grown up politics. Dunt clearly demonstrates how this machismo is actively encouraged by governments of whatever hue to maintain their sense of superiority.

Ironically, the most obviously defective part of the legislature is the most effective. As Dunt says, bishops, political paymasters and yes men, along with hereditary peers need to be expunged from the House of Lords but, a non-elected second chamber has distinct advantages. The control does, however need to be removed from Prime ministers and leaders of the opposition.

MCH to think about; a really unput downable book.
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the.ken.petersen | Apr 23, 2023 |
Very good to read, passionate about Liberals, a great read.
 
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eastmad | 1 autre critique | Jul 13, 2022 |
Charting the history and development of liberal ideals from Descartes onwards this book also delineates the many enemies of liberal thought, including communism, fascism, nationalism, and identity politics. It shows how those enemy ideologies seek to homogenize - "the will of the people" - and tribalize - anyone who disagrees is shouted down rather than engaged in debate. To be honest, the last couple of chapters covering the extreme nationalism and outright lies of politics in recent days left me feeling rather depressed and defeated, which I'm sure is not what the author intended as his last chapter was somewhat a rallying-cry for liberalism and humane values, but I have trouble seeing how that enthusiasm is going to be put into practise.… (plus d'informations)
 
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SChant | 1 autre critique | Nov 16, 2020 |
Very well researched, Brexit in a nutshell. I hope this madness can be stopped because it's driving me crazy!
 
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MissYowlYY | 1 autre critique | Jun 12, 2020 |

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Œuvres
3
Membres
167
Popularité
#127,264
Évaluation
4.2
Critiques
5
ISBN
14

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