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Heroic failure, Fintan O'Toole

Label
Heroic failure
Title
Heroic failure
Statement of responsibility
Fintan O'Toole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In exploring the answers to the question: 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of prawn-flavoured crisps, and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson; the dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farrage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name. He also discusses the fatal attraction of heroic failure, once a self-deprecating cult in a hugely successful empire that could well afford the occasional disaster: the Charge of the Light Brigade, or Franklin lost in the Arctic. Now failure is no longer heroic - it is just failure, and its terrible costs will be paid by the most vulnerable of Brexit's supporters, and by those who may suffer the consequences of a hard border in Ireland and the breakdown of a fragile peace. --
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1958-
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O'Toole, Fintan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • European Union
  • Great Britain
  • European Union countries
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Heroic failure, Fintan O'Toole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An Apollo Book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1063526994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781789540987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088474957
Label
Heroic failure, Fintan O'Toole
Publication
Note
An Apollo Book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1063526994
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781789540987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088474957

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