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Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Clarisse Berthezène

Abstract

This book examines attempts by the British Conservative party in the interwar years to capture and train the minds of the new electorate and create a counter-culture to what they saw as the intellectual hegemony of the Left. It is an important contribution to the political culture of Conservatism from the late 1920s to the early 1950s with a particular emphasis on the social and intellectual history of the Conservative milieu. This volume tells the fascinating story of the Bonar Law Memorial College, Ashridge, founded in 1929 as a ‘College of citizenship’ to provide political education through ... More

Keywords: Conservatism, Conservative party, political education, middlebrow, citizenship, middle class, service, Baldwinian, nineteen thirties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086496
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clarisse Berthezène, author
University of Paris Diderot