Like the Roman

The Life of Enoch Powell

Author: Simon Heffer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057131547X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1064

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There were few more controversial British politicians of the twentieth-century than Enoch Powell. There were few more brilliant, and yet, whilst being an MP for thirty-seven years, his ministerial career lasted a mere fifteen months. His influence however was enormous not least as a harbinger of Thatcherism. There was much more to him though: he was a Professor of Greek at the age of twenty-five: a brigadier at the age of thirty-two: he was also a poet, biblical scholar and devoted family man. The word 'definitive' is hackneyed but in describing this biography it can be used legitimately. Not only was Simon Heffer able to interview Enoch Powell he was also given access to Powell's massive private archive. 'In future, anyone who want to study Enoch Powell will start here'. Bruce Anderson, Spectator First published in 1998, this biography has been out of print for a number of years. Demand for it however remains constant and Faber Finds is happy to meet that demand.

Enoch at 100

A Re-evaluation of the life, politics and philosophy of Enoch Powell

Author: Lord Howard

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849544301

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9918

Enoch at 100 is a critical reassessment of Enoch Powell's legacy by some of the leading political figures, writers and commentators of the current age. The book covers the role of government and the state of the economy, the European Union, constitutional reform, immigration and social cohesion, climate change, energy policy and the environment, defence and foreign policy.

Rivers of Blood:

Why Enoch Powell Was Right!

Author: Saxonshieldwall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495298806

Category: Religion

Page: 26

View: 3668

New updated edition. The author has been bolder and made several changes to the text as previous versions were considered too cryptic. Using quotations from the Old Testament, New Testament, The Qur'an, The ABC of Communism and Mein kampf as evidence the book shows how religious radicalisation and political radicalisation spring from the same source. From radical Muslims and radical Jews, to the far right, the far left and Christianity. It's why mass immigration and multiculturalism will end in disaster. Designed to be short yet concise, this forty minute read will change your understanding of the world and leave you in no doubt, history is being repeated in a most unwelcome way. It's why Enoch Powell was right!

Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Author: Camilla Schofield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107007941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8812

Enoch Powell's explosive rhetoric against black immigration and anti-discrimination law transformed the terrain of British race politics and cast a long shadow over British society. Using extensive archival research, Camilla Schofield offers a radical reappraisal of Powell's political career and insists that his historical significance is inseparable from the political generation he sought to represent. Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain follows Powell's trajectory from an officer in the British Raj to the centre of British politics and, finally, to his turn to Ulster Unionism. She argues that Powell and the mass movement against 'New Commonwealth' immigration that he inspired shed light on Britain's war generation, popular understandings of the welfare state and the significance of memories of war and empire in the making of postcolonial Britain. Through Powell, Schofield illuminates the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the politics of imperial decline in Britain.

The rise of Enoch Powell

an examination of Enoch Powell's attitude to immigration and race

Author: Paul Foot

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 1386


The Evolution of the Gospel

A New Translation of the First Gospel with Commentary and Introductory Essay

Author: John Enoch Powell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054217

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4208

Many biblical scholars believe that the Gospel of Matthew was written after those of Mark and Luke. In this controversial book, an eminent politician who is also a distinguished classical scholar refutes this idea, using textual and literary criticism to assert that the Gospel of Matthew preceded the other gospels. Translating and analysing the original Greek source, Powell proceeds to concentrate upon the text of Matthew, as being the earliest form of the gospel that we possess, and to demonstrate how its peculiar characteristics can best be accounted for as being the result of insertions and manipulations, often theologically motivated. Powell argues that the Gospel of Matthew represents an attempted compromise between a pro-gentile book and a critical revision of that book produced for the judaising wing of the early Church, and that material intended to appeal to the followers of John the Baptist was also introduced. The Gospel of Matthew, though given the form of consecutive narrative, is, says Powell, essentially a theological debate carried on by means of allegory: was Jesus the Son of God or a Davidic king?

Enoch, I Am a British Indian

Author: Sarinder Joshua Duroch

Publisher: Choir Press

ISBN: 9781909300507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 4990

In 1968, Conservative MP Enoch Powell gave a shocking speech in Birmingham opposing immigration throughout the UK. The 'Rivers of Blood' speech was described as 'evil'. It resulted in Powell's dismissal from the Shadow Cabinet and made thousands of immigrants feel unsafe in the country they had adopted as their own. Powell himself became a symbol of both loathing and fervent admiration. Sarinder Joshua Duroch, a British man whose grandparents came to this country from India, provides a new perspective on this divisive figure. Despite disagreeing with Powell's methods, and despite the trouble that Powell caused for his family, Duroch finds that it's not impossible to establish some common ground. Enoch, I Am a British Indian is a bold and unusual examination of immigration, the failure of multiculturalism and the legacy of an extraordinary and controversial MP, whose impact is perhaps felt more strongly than ever today.

Labour of Love

Author: James Graham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135006369X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 9531

Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and "electability"... his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party's traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years, as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn... and beyond? This razor-sharp political comedy from James Graham was produced by Michael Grandage Company and Headlong and received its world Premiere at the Noël Coward Theatre in September 2017.

A Nation Or No Nation?

Six Years in British Politics

Author: John Enoch Powell,Richard Ritchie

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited


Category: Great Britain

Page: 186

View: 6504


Philip Larkin

Life, Art and Love

Author: James Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408851660

Category: People

Page: 544

View: 2918

A fascinating study of Philip Larkin's world and how it bled into his work, James Booth's biography is a unique insight into the man whose life and art have been misunderstood for too long

William Tyndale

A Biography

Author: David Daniell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 429

View: 2958

Traces the life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew and discusses the social, literary, religious, and intellectual implications of his work.

Lovers and Strangers

An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain

Author: Clair Wills

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141974966

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2829

TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 'Generous and empathetic ... opens up postwar migration in all its richness' Sukhdev Sandhu, Guardian 'Groundbreaking, sophisticated, original, open-minded ... essential reading for anyone who wants to understand not only the transformation of British society after the war but also its character today' Piers Brendon, Literary Review 'Lyrical, full of wise and original observations' David Goodhart, The Times The battered and exhausted Britain of 1945 was desperate for workers - to rebuild, to fill the factories, to make the new NHS work. From all over the world and with many motives, thousands of individuals took the plunge. Most assumed they would spend just three or four years here, sending most of their pay back home, but instead large numbers stayed - and transformed the country. Drawing on an amazing array of unusual and surprising sources, Clair Wills' wonderful new book brings to life the incredible diversity and strangeness of the migrant experience. She introduces us to lovers, scroungers, dancers, homeowners, teachers, drinkers, carers and many more to show the opportunities and excitement as much as the humiliation and poverty that could be part of the new arrivals' experience. Irish, Bengalis, West Indians, Poles, Maltese, Punjabis and Cypriots battled to fit into an often shocked Britain and, to their own surprise, found themselves making permanent homes. As Britain picked itself up again in the 1950s migrants set about changing life in their own image, through music, clothing, food, religion, but also fighting racism and casual and not so casual violence. Lovers and Strangers is an extremely important book, one that is full of enjoyable surprises, giving a voice to a generation who had to deal with the reality of life surrounded by 'white strangers' in their new country.

The Age of Decadence

Britain 1880 to 1914

Author: Simon Heffer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473507588

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 2406

‘A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.’ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times ‘A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.’ Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their grandparents only dreamt of, and enjoying an expanding range of comforts and pastimes. The mood of pride and self-confidence is familiar from Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance marches, newsreels of George V’s coronation and the London’s great Edwardian palaces. Yet things were very different below the surface. In The Age of Decadence Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions of late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain. He explains how, despite the nation’s massive power, a mismanaged war against the Boers in South Africa created profound doubts about her imperial destiny. He shows how attempts to secure vital social reforms prompted the twentieth century’s gravest constitutional crisis and coincided with the worst industrial unrest in British history. He describes how politicians who conceded the vote to millions more men disregarded women so utterly that female suffragists’ public protest bordered on terrorism. He depicts a ruling class that fell prey to degeneracy and scandal. He analyses a national psyche that embraced the motor-car, the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H. G. Wells, but also the Arts and Crafts of William Morris and the nostalgia of A. E. Housman. And he concludes with the crisis that in the summer of 1914 threatened the existence of the United Kingdom – a looming civil war in Ireland. He lights up the era through vivid pen-portraits of the great men and women of the day – including Gladstone, Parnell, Asquith and Churchill, but also Mrs Pankhurst, Beatrice Webb, Baden-Powell, Wilde and Shaw – creating a richly detailed panorama of a great power that, through both accident and arrogance, was forced to face potentially fatal challenges. ‘A devastating critique of prewar Britain . . . disturbingly relevant to the world in which we live.’ Gerard DeGroot, The Times ‘You won’t put it down . . . A really riveting read.’ Rana Mitter, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking