By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones
A significant other to modern Britain covers the foremost issues and debates of 20th-century heritage from the outbreak of the second one global battle to the tip of the century. Assesses the effect of the second one international warfare seems at Britain’s position within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the us, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural matters, equivalent to type attention, immigration and race relatives, altering gender roles, and the influence of the mass media Covers household politics and the economic climate Introduces the various views dominating ancient writing in this interval Identifies the most important concerns that are prone to gas destiny debate
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Increasingly, the Cold War is coming to be understood to have been as much about a cultural struggle between the ideologies of communism, social democracy and capitalism as it was about military containment of the Eastern bloc. 2 Political historians in Britain are placing increasing emphasis on the conceptual contest between socialism and anti-socialism in between 1945 and 1989. This has in turn affected writing on issues such as affluence and consumption, as well as on party politics and industrial relations.
The Oxford Companion to the Second World War, p. 1135. Fraser, Quartered Safe Out Here, p. 265. Morgan, Labour in Power, p. 56. , p. 327. Brown, Death of Christian Britain, p. 172. Weight, ‘State, Intelligentsia and the Promotion of National Culture’. Calder, The Myth of the Blitz. , pp. 218–38. Brooke, Labour’s War, pp. 231–68. Daunton, Just Taxes, pp. 177–80. For opposite poles of the debate see Kavanagh and Morris, Consensus Politics; Jones and Kandiah, eds, The Myth of Consensus. Crosland, The Future of Socialism, p.
20 For a government that was already overstretched, this decision was not taken lightly. But Ernest Bevin persuaded his colleagues that the possession of nuclear weapons capability would be necessary in order to maintain British influence with the United States, and indeed any pretence to a world role. The development of the hydrogen bomb by the superpowers in the mid-1950s was also matched by the British, although Churchill became more than ever determined to broker a summit meeting between the United States and the Soviet Union as a means of securing an end to what seemed an insane race towards Armageddon.
A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (Blackwell Companions to British History) by Paul Addison, Harriet Jones