Great Britain

Enoch Powell

Author: Robert Shepherd

Publisher: Random House (UK)

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 564

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In this biography, Robert Shepherd puts the life and work of Enoch Powell in a new political, philosophical and emotional perspective. The book draws on interviews with Powell and on a wealth of new research.
Biography & Autobiography

Enoch Powell

Author: Paul Corthorn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Best known for his notorious 'Rivers of Blood' speech in 1968 and his outspoken opposition to immigration, Enoch Powell was one of the most controversial figures in British political life in the second half of the twentieth century and a formative influence on what came to be known as Thatcherism. Telling the story of Powell's political life from the 1950s onwards, Paul Corthorn's intellectual biography goes beyond a fixation on the 'Rivers of Blood' speech to bring us a man who thought deeply about--and often took highly unusual (and sometimes apparently contradictory) positions on--the central political debates of the post-1945 era: rejecting the Cold War emphasis on the Anglo-American relationship (and at one stage going so far as to advocate the idea of an alliance with the Soviet Union); promoting free-market economics long before it was fashionable, while remaining a staunch defender of the National Health Service; vehemently opposing British membership of the European Community; arguing for the closer integration of Northern Ireland with the rest of the UK; and in the 1980s supporting unilateral nuclear disarmament. In the process, Powell emerges as more than just a deeply divisive figure but as a seminal political intellectual of his time. Paying particular attention to the revealing inconsistencies in Powell's thought and the significant ways in which his thinking changed over time, Corthorn argues that Powell's diverse campaigns can nonetheless still be understood as a coherent whole, if viewed as part of a long-running, and wide-ranging, debate set against the backdrop of the long-term decline in Britain's international, military, and economic position in the decades after 1945.
History

Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Author: Camilla Schofield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 340

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Enoch Powell's explosive rhetoric against black immigration and anti-discrimination law transformed the terrain of British race politics and cast a long shadow over British society. Using extensive archival research, Camilla Schofield offers a radical reappraisal of Powell's political career and insists that his historical significance is inseparable from the political generation he sought to represent. Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain follows Powell's trajectory from an officer in the British Raj to the centre of British politics and, finally, to his turn to Ulster Unionism. She argues that Powell and the mass movement against 'New Commonwealth' immigration that he inspired shed light on Britain's war generation, popular understandings of the welfare state and the significance of memories of war and empire in the making of postcolonial Britain. Through Powell, Schofield illuminates the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the politics of imperial decline in Britain.
Political Science

Enoch at 100

Author: Lord Howard

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

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Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Enoch at 100 is a critical reassessment of Enoch Powell's legacy by some of the leading political figures, writers and commentators of the current age. The book covers the role of government and the state of the economy, the European Union, constitutional reform, immigration and social cohesion, climate change, energy policy and the environment, defence and foreign policy.
Biography & Autobiography

Like the Roman

Author: Simon Heffer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1064

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There were few more controversial British politicians of the twentieth-century than Enoch Powell. There were few more brilliant, and yet, whilst being an MP for thirty-seven years, his ministerial career lasted a mere fifteen months. His influence however was enormous not least as a harbinger of Thatcherism. There was much more to him though: he was a Professor of Greek at the age of twenty-five: a brigadier at the age of thirty-two: he was also a poet, biblical scholar and devoted family man. The word 'definitive' is hackneyed but in describing this biography it can be used legitimately. Not only was Simon Heffer able to interview Enoch Powell he was also given access to Powell's massive private archive. 'In future, anyone who want to study Enoch Powell will start here'. Bruce Anderson, Spectator First published in 1998, this biography has been out of print for a number of years. Demand for it however remains constant and Faber Finds is happy to meet that demand.
History

The Lives and Afterlives of Enoch Powell

Author: Olivier Esteves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 354

50 years after Enoch Powell’s self-styled detonation in the form of his so-called ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, this volume brings together contributions from international scholars in the field of history, political science and British studies, with new insights from hitherto unexplored archives. It investigates some of the key national and grassroots parameters which, from above and from below, led to Powell’s violent irruption into the immigration debate in 1968. It apprehends Powell as a political and intellectual figure firmly established in the British Tory tradition, a tradition which was to shape the 1970s debate on race and immigration, and be avidly instrumentalised by the British far-right. It also analyses Powell’s positioning vis-à-vis the Irish question, and apprehends Powell’s late-1960s moment from an international standpoint, as one of the early stages of the conservative revolution which was to culminate in 2016 with Trump’s election. Lastly, this book weaves a thread between Powell and another recent political detonation: Brexit.
Biography & Autobiography

The Lives of Enoch Powell

Author: Patrick Cosgrave

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

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Great Britain

Enoch Powell

Author: Roy Lewis

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page: 272

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Social Science

In the shadow of Enoch Powell

Author: Shirin Hirsch

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 756

Fifty years ago Enoch Powell made national headlines with his 'Rivers of Blood' speech, warning of an immigrant invasion in the once respectable streets of Wolverhampton. This local fixation brought the Black Country town into the national spotlight, yet Powell's unstable relationship with Wolverhampton has since been overlooked. Drawing from interviews and archival material, this book offers a rich local history through which to investigate the speech, bringing to life the racialised dynamics of space during a critical moment in British history. What was going on beneath the surface in Wolverhampton and how did Powell's constituents respond to this dramatic moment? The research traces the ways in which Powell's words reinvented the town and uncovers highly contested local responses. While Powell left Wolverhampton in 1974, the book returns to the city to explore the collective memories of the speech which continue to reverberate. In a contemporary period of new crisis and national divisions, revisiting the shadow of Powell allows us to reflect on racism and resistance from 1968 to today.
Biography & Autobiography

Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

Author: Camilla Schofield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 435

Enoch Powell's explosive rhetoric against black immigration and anti-discrimination law transformed the terrain of British race politics and cast a long shadow over British society. Using extensive archival research, Camilla Schofield offers a radical reappraisal of Powell's political career and insists that his historical significance is inseparable from the political generation he sought to represent. Enoch Powell and the Making of Postcolonial Britain follows Powell's trajectory from an officer in the British Raj to the centre of British politics and, finally, to his turn to Ulster Unionism. She argues that Powell and the mass movement against 'New Commonwealth' immigration that he inspired shed light on Britain's war generation, popular understandings of the welfare state and the significance of memories of war and empire in the making of postcolonial Britain. Through Powell, Schofield illuminates the complex relationship between British social democracy, racism and the politics of imperial decline in Britain.

Rivers of Blood

Author: Saxonshieldwall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 26

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Description Enoch Powell was right due to religious and political radicalisation. Rivers of Blood uncovers what really causes the rise of radical factionalism with a clever compilation of quotations and succinct, waffle free explanations. With quotations from the Old Testament, New Testament, The Qur'an, The ABC of Communism and Mein kampf it shows how religious and political radicalisation spring from the same source. These quotations when taken together as a whole allow the reader to see first hand just what it is that the radical factions are up to and how other factions are connected and influenced by this. Then a clear correlation becomes evident. The events of the past are being repeated today and it isn't happening by accident. It's not a commentary on the "rivers of blood" speech or a biography about Enoch Powell. It's why Enoch was right! From the back cover "Have you ever wondered, perhaps, why opinions which the majority of people quite naturally hold are, if anyone dares express them publicly, denounced as 'controversial, 'extremist', 'explosive', 'disgraceful', and overwhelmed with a violence and venom quite unknown to debate on mere political issues? It is because the whole power of the aggressor depends upon preventing people from seeing what is happening and from saying what they see." Enoch Powell Speech to the Turves Green Girls School, Northfield, Birmingham (13 June 1970)