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Liberalism Divided: A Study in British Political Thought 1914-1939

Michael Freeden


This book explores liberalism in Britain from 1914 to 1939. It looks at the impact of the war and post-war period on liberalist thought. It contends that major British socialist thinkers such as Laski and Tawney were at times within the left-liberal tradition, while the Labour party hosted left-liberal beliefs in terms of personnel and ideas. It discusses the success of the Liberal Summer School in the 1920s, and role of liberalism in buttressing democracy in the 1930s.

Keywords: Britain, liberalism, liberal thought, political ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198274322
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198274327.001.0001


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Michael Freeden, author
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