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Distilling the Frenzy

British Government @ LSE public lecture


Peter Hennessy will examine the special considerations that apply to writing the history of one’s own times, with particular reference to themes running through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He will talk about Britain’s impulse to punch well about its weight in the world; at the sustenance of the nuclear weapons policy which has accompanied the impulse and at the intelligence operations which underpin it. He will also look at the contrasting styles and achievements of post-war prime minsters from Clement Attlee to David Cameron.

Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. He has written several books on contemporary British history including Never Again and Having It So Good. Distilling the Frenzy| is his latest book. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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Speaker(s):

Professor Lord Hennessy | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 October 2012 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE


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London School of Economics & Political Science
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Free

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