The Alternatives - Colm BroganMichael Joseph, 1964, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “‘The sour man coming back’ is how Mr Brogan describes the prospect of another Socialist Government. Mr Brogan himself is often angry but never sour. With immense gusto he examines the men at the top of the Labour Party (not least Mr Wilson himself), compares their record with that of the Conservative leaders, lets them speak for themselves about their policies and philosophy, and takes a hard, uncomfortable look at the results which may reasonably be expected if they gain power. He discusses the effect of egalitarian doctrines on education and on the kind of meritocratic society which Mr Wilson hopes to see. As for the national defence, Mr Brogan warns, the Labour Party contains a whole stableful of Trojan horses. He also gives a glance at the alternative which isn’t, the Liberals; and marvels at the way their present policies (on the closed shop, for instance, and on private schools) seem the direct opposite of everything the Liberals have always believed in.”