The Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-War Britain

BookThe Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-War Britain

The Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-War Britain

Exeter Studies in History

2005

June 3rd, 2005

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The period between the two World Wars saw the emergence of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes in most European countries, and the development of powerful communist and fascist movements in most others. The book examines the reasons why such movements did not flourish in Britain.

Andrew Thorpe is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter.

List of Contributors Andrew Thorpe (By (author)) Bruce Coleman (Contributions by) Harry Harmer (Contributions by) Andrew Thorpe (Contributions by) Richard Thurlow (Contributions by)

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Andrew Thorpe is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Acknowledgements
Introduction ANDREW THORPE,
'The Only Effective Bulwark Against Reaction and Revolution': Labour and the Frustration of the Extreme Left ANDREW THORPE
The Failure of the Communists: The National Unemployed Workers' Movement, 1921-1939: A Disappointing Success HARRY HARMER
The Conservative Party and the Frustration of the Extreme Right BRUCE COLEMAN
The Failure of British Fascism RICHARD THURLOW
Further Reading
Notes on contributors