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Our Shadowed Present Modernism, Postmodernism and History by Jonathan Clark
  

Our Shadowed Present Modernism, Postmodernism and History

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Our Shadowed Present Modernism, Postmodernism and History by Jonathan Clark

'An excoricating and enormously satisfying assault on historical postmodernism.' New Statesman Books of the Year 2003 At a time of resurgent popular interest in history, Jonathan Clark's new book is a landmark defence of traditional values.He argues that our sense of tradition and community, and even our morality is being destroyed. In a series of original and incisive chapters on, among other things, Anglo-American relations, the decline of the United Kingdom as a entity and the absence of English nationalism, Clark argues for an alternative to an apparently liberal attitude to morality and politics and a dedication to the present, based instead upon a clear recognition of the value of the past. An important and timely book in which a distinguished historian attacks - vigorously, brilliantly and elegantly - Britain's loss of tradition.'The exhilarating point about Clark is that there is never an end to anything. His history offers insights as it churns through time, but all conclusions always need looking at afresh from generation to generation...Clark never ceases striving to amaze...one of the sparkiest British questioners on the scene. ' Peter Preston, Guardian

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'An excoricating and enormously satisfying assault on historical postmodernism.'
New Statesman Books of the Year 2003

; 'The exhilarating point about Clark is that there is never an end to anything. His history offers insights as it churns through time, but all conclusions always need looking at afresh from generation to generation... Clark never ceases striving to amaze... one of the sparkiest British questioners on the scene.
Peter Preston, Guardian

About the Author

Jonathan Clark is currently Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas; he was previously a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and of All Souls College, Oxford, and was a Visiting Professor a the Committee on Social Thought of the University of Chicago. His best-known book is English Society 1660-1832 (2000).

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Publication date

12th August 2004

Author

Jonathan Clark

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

History: theory & methods

ISBN

9781843541233

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