Resisting the Centre at the Extremes: ‘English’ Liberalism in the Political Thought of Interwar Britain

  title={Resisting the Centre at the Extremes: ‘English’ Liberalism in the Political Thought of Interwar Britain},
  author={Julia Stapleton},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  pages={270 - 292}
  • J. Stapleton
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • History
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
This article focuses on a current of liberalism which remained distinct from the progressive politics of the 1930s, and whose identity as such emerged in its attack upon political extremism, principally although not exclusively of the left. It took as its starting-point the articulation and defence of a unique English identity. In this form, it was not confined to the channels and spokesmen of organised political liberalism, but instead cut across the main ideological divisions of liberalism… 

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