Britain and The Beast - Peter (Dunsmore) HowardLondon: William Heinemann, 1963, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. ¼" closed tear to the foot of the upper panel with a short, square, patch of loss to the foot of the lower panel. Price Clipped.
From the cover: “Has Britain a future as a great nation?
In this robust book Peter Howard recognizes that Britain may never again be so powerful in arms and wealth as some other countries. But this does not dismay him for he believes that her greatness resides not in bulging banks and bellies, but in the character of her people.
Howard writes with pungent frankness about the present assault on our national character -and the decline which has made many abroad think Britain is finished. The conflict and inefficiency which have made our industrial growth the slowest in Europe, the debunking of patriotism, the campaign to call queers normal and normals queer, churchmen who question accepted morality, philosophers who point man back to the beast, men of Right and Left who fight class war — all come in for stimulating attention.
Howard calls for a revolution of the best of Britain — an uprising of all those who believe the ways of moral straightness and patriotism are best, and that the nation can be rearmed morally in time to arrest decline and give us a new lease of leadership.
This book is a ringing reaffirmation of faith in Britain’s future. Howard holds that the puzzling malaise of our nation is something that we can cure and cure quickly, answering unemployment, stagnation and confusion. He offers hope that Britain may yet by her exertions and example show humanity how to rebuild a broken world.”