Assessing a nation and its people is usually the field of the acknowledged scholar. What gives this book a slightly different perspective is that it reflects the views of an ordinary citizen. One who has been forced to spectate on his nation being turned into something he barely recognises. Authentic from beginning to end, this tale begins by thinking about our origins and what it is to be human, after all, this is the true beginning of all histories concerned with people. Unfolding from there is a brief outline of the history of England and Britain up to 1945. A foundation followed by the quest to identify the source of those forces that were to take root in our culture. A theme developed by examining the main political and economic events within the world over the latter half of the twentieth century as a way of putting Britain's own experiences into wider context. From this elementary understanding the reader is reminded what it was like here at the end of World War 2. The heart of the work coming into focus with an account of the nation's post-war economic ups and downs with all their why's and wherefore's.An assessment matched by a probe into the causes and outcomes of disturbing social change.
The concluding chapters summarise Britain and its people as they appear today, weighting this end by reflecting on the global scene and its prominent issues.