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Politics is for People

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674593916

Publication Date: 08/26/1981

230 pages


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Shirley Williams is probably the most prominent and certainly the most admired of the people who are founding a new Social Democratic Party in Britain which they hope will bring about a fundamental realignment of politics. This book is not only an event in British politics…it is also a lucid, thoughtful, and informed analysis of the problems of the contemporary welfare state not only in Britain, but also in other Western Countries, especially the United States… I am reminded of Lester Thurow’s recent book, The Zero Sum Society, which takes up some of the same problems and from a similar point of view… Mrs. Thatcher has often said ‘There is no alternative’ and partisans of the American welfare state have recently been confronted with the same challenge. This book is one of the first thoughtful replies.—Samuel H. Beer, Harvard University

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