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The Resource Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain, Fintan O'Toole

Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain, Fintan O'Toole

Label
Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain
Title
Heroic failure
Title remainder
Brexit and the politics of pain
Statement of responsibility
Fintan O'Toole
Title variation
Brexit and the politics of pain
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In exploring the answers to the question: 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of prawn-flavoured crisps, and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson; the dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name. He also discusses the fatal attraction of herioc failure, once a self-deprecating cult in a hugely successful empire that could well afford the occasional disaster: the Charge of the Light Brigade, or Franklin lost in the Arctic. Now failure is no longer heroic--it is just failure, and its terrible costs will be paid by the most vulnerable of Brexit's supporters, and by those who may suffer the consequences of a hard border in Ireland and the breakdown of a fragile peace."--Page 2 of cover
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1958-
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O'Toole, Fintan
Dewey number
327.41040905
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC240.25.G7
LC item number
O58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • European Union
  • European Union
  • Great Britain
  • European Union countries
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain, Fintan O'Toole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDA5569589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789541007
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Heroic failure : Brexit and the politics of pain, Fintan O'Toole
Publication
Note
"An Apollo book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDA5569589
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages.):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789541007
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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