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Jason Cowley

Who Are We Now? Stories of Modern England

Starts at: Wednesday 19 October 7:45 PM
Finishes at: Wednesday 19 October 8:45 PM

Using a handful of widely disparate news stories of recent times, Jason Cowley explores the state of the nation today and answers the question, who are we now? Drawing on the period between the election of Tony Blair’s New Labour government and the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, the New Statesman editor investigates how England has changed and how those changes affect us.

Cowley offers a clear and compassionate analysis of how and why England has become so divided and the United Kingdom so fragmented. Most importantly, he shows how the pandemic revealed the best of who we are and why there is genuine hope for the future.

'A gentle and intelligent book, refreshingly unpolemical and reflective.’ The Guardian

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