Magazine article New Internationalist

The Revenge of History the Battle for the 21st Century

Magazine article New Internationalist

The Revenge of History the Battle for the 21st Century

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The Revenge of History The Battle for the 21st Century by Seumas Milne Verso, ISBN 9781844679638)

Through the dark days of Margaret Thatcher and the crushing disappointment that was Tony Blair's 'New Labour', few British journalists were able or willing to speak the truth to power. A shining exception was Guardian columnist Seumas Milne, whose book The Enemy Within is still the best singlevolume exposé of Thatcher's war on the mineworkers' union.

I was initially slightly disappointed to find that Milne's new book is not original material but instead a (slightly re -worked) collection of his Guardian articles from the past 10 years. This feeling was dispelled however, when I began reading and remembered the quality of the writing and the incisive way he could demolish the cant and lies of 'the official version'. …

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