David Andress is Professor of Modern History at the University of Portsmouth, and one of Britain's finest interpreters of the 18th and 19th centuries. His books include The French Revolution and the People (2004), The Terror (2005) and 1789 (2008). For Head of Zeus he has written a sharp polemic, Cultural Dementia: How the West Has Lost Its History and Risks Losing Everything Else - a book that analyses the rise of the National Front in France, Trump in the USA and the right-wing nationalists at the core of the Brexit project.
PRAISE FOR DAVID ANDRESS: 'David Andress's important new book is a major contribution in our efforts to rethink the French Revolution' Timothy Tackett, on The Terror. 'Andress writes with verve, never allowing the pace to slacken, moving swiftly from one character or episode to another. The result is exhilarating' Tim Blanning, Sunday Telegraph, on 1789. 'To understand our current political situation, this excellent book is recommended as a handy primer' Spectator, on Cultural Dementia.