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‘The Commonwealth is much too common for me’
Another 1968
in In the shadow of Enoch Powell
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This chapter situates Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech within the context of 1968 as a global year of dramatic change. To understand the purchase of Powell’s words, the chapter examines the end of the post-war consensus and how immigration and race both reflected and remoulded a new form of politics.

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In the shadow of Enoch Powell

Race, locality and resistance


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