Much of this book is true, and the author does not pretend fully to understand what is happening. And yet I think her pessimism is overdone.
The start of the debate on the Queen’s Speech showed how the general election will be fought.
The trend of the public-facing political aide near the top of government will do more harm than good.
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
Is it truly necessary to keep reciting these arguments? Sadly, yes – in each generation some people are drawn to brutal ideologies.
The idea that Turkey is somehow backing ISIS has become a popular meme, assiduously spread online by Russian agents provocateurs, and taken up by some in Western Europe,