The Failure Of Political Extremism In Inter-War Britain
Edited by Andrew Thorpe
The period between the two World Wars saw the emergence of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes in most European countries, and the development of powerful communist and fascist movements in most others. The book examines the reasons why such movements did not flourish in Britain.
Acknowledgements, iv; Introduction ANDREW THORPE, 1; 'The Only Effective Bulwark Against Reaction and Revolution': Labour and the Frustration of the Extreme Left ANDREW THORPE, 11; The Failure of the Communists: The National Unemployed Workers' Movement, 1921-1939: A Disappointing Success HARRY HARMER, 29; The Conservative Party and the Frustration of the Extreme Right BRUCE COLEMAN, 49; The Failure of British Fascism RICHARD THURLOW, 67; Further Reading, 85; Notes on contributors, 91.
ANDREW THORPE is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter.