A. N. Wilson
A. N. Wilson offers a lively, opinionated, and ultra-conservative take on the last sixty years of British history in this finale to his personality-driven trilogy dealing with the political and intellectual life of the Isles since Victorian days. All the usual conservative talking points are struck (repeatedly) as Wilson chronicles the slackening of faith, breakdown of authority, loss of values, rise of Dionysian anarchism, and general disintegration of an “organic” British society. The author rides mighty tall in the saddle – one gets the impression that Wilson thinks the Cold War would have been over in a week if only men of his backbone and caliber had been in charge! – and really loads the dice against his liberal enemies, but you can’t say he’s ever dull.