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The English

Jeremy Paxman

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ISBN 13: 9781468303711
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
paperback
Overlook
01/29/2013

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Not so long ago, everybody knew who the English were. They were polite, unexcitable, reserved, and had hot-water bottles instead of a sex life. As the dominant culture in a country that dominated an empire that dominated the world, they had little need to examine themselves and ask who they were. But something has happened.

A new self-confidence seems to have taken hold in Wales and Scotland, while others try to forge a new relationship with Europe. The English are being forced to ask what it is that makes them who they are. Is there such a thing as an English race? Witty, surprising, affectionate, and incisive, Jeremy Paxman traces the invention of Englishness to its current crisis and concludes that, for all their characteristic gloom about themselves, the English may have developed a form of nationalism for the twenty-first century.

Praise for The English:

"It is hard to think of anyone better than Jeremy Paxman to shove the English in the right direction." —Daily Telegraph

"Stimulating, adventurous and witty." —The Times (London)

"An intelligent, well-written, informative and funny book." —The Observer


Jeremy Paxman grew up thinking of himself as English, despite being one quarter Scottish. Currently the anchor of Britain's premier television news program, Newsnight, he has had a long and distinguished career in British television. His books include On Royalty and Empire.

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