In these divided and divisive times, what is the future course for our politics?
In this ground-breaking book, Nick Timothy, one of Britain's leading conservative thinkers and commentators, explores the powerful forces driving great changes in our economy, society and democracy. Drawing on his experience at the top of government, Timothy traces the crisis of Western democracy back to both the mistaken assumptions of philosophical liberalism and the rise of ideological ultra-liberalism on left, right and centre.
Sparing no sacred cows, he proposes a new kind of conservatism that respects personal freedom but also demands solidarity. He argues that only by rediscovering a unifying sense of the common good and restoring a mutual web of responsibilities between all citizens and institutions can we reject the extremes of economic and cultural liberalism, overcome our divisions, and remake one nation. He goes on to outline an ambitious practical plan for change, covering issues ranging from immigration to the regulation of Big Tech.
Nick Timothy's original, forensic and thought-provoking analysis is a must-read for anybody tired by the old dogmas of the liberal left, right and centre. It is a major contribution to the debate on the future of conservatism as it grapples with geopolitical shifts, cultural change, and economic uncertainty.
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27 March 2020
Professional and scholarly
Acknowledgements Introduction Out of the Arena Chapter 1 The Tyranny of the Minority Chapter 2 Destructive Creation Chapter 3 E Pluribus Nihil Chapter 4 Reflections on Two Revolutions Chapter 5 Remaking One Nation Notes Index
Nick Timothy has spent almost two decades at the top of British politics and government. He is a comment writer for the Daily Telegraph and a former Downing Street chief of staff. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield and a former Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. He lives with his family in London.
Reviews for Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism
timely in ways that Timothy himself cannot have expected. Financial Times Eloquent, stimulating and wide-reaching ... a galvanising read. The Telegraph Nick Timothy is a brilliant analyst of our present discontents. His insights are sharp, his writing is compelling and his arguments are powerful. He knows the problems with our politics and takes no prisoners on his quest to put them right. Michael Gove Nick Timothy has given us a powerful critique of the simplistic liberal ideology that has ruled the Right and the Left for a generation or more. Analyzing the destabilizing effects of unchecked free markets and an exclusive concern with individual freedom, he exposes the insecurities that have led to the dangerous rise of populism. Anyone who worries about the disordered state of politics today will profit from reading this hard-hitting book. John Gray Nick Timothy is one of the few thinkers on the Right who understands the dangers of untrammelled free-markets and the value of community. His ideas deserve a hearing from socialists as well as conservatives. Maurice Glasman Nick Timothy has long been one of the most imaginative and important writers on the nature and future of conservatism. But this superb book should be read by anyone with an interest in our changing world, the political response to it, and the path forward from an era of turmoil. Matthew d'Ancona, Editor and Partner, Tortoise Media stimulating Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer Book of the Week