"'Two brave and diligent men, Christopher Booker and Richard North, have written a superb history of the EU and of Britain's relationship with it... Every MP, every senior civil servant, every journalist with any claim to understanding the current state of the country, should read it.... Besiege booksellers. Ask any politician or commentator who pronounces on this subject if they have read it. If they haven't, they don't know what they're talking about.' Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday"From the Publisher:
As the European Union moves towards adopting the constitution which will mark its final emergence as a 'United States of Europe', The Great Deception shows how the most ambitious political project of our time has, for more than 50 years, been based on a colossal confidence trick - the systematic concealment from the peoples of Europe of what the aim of this project has always been since its inception in the late 1940s. As it reveals for the first time the true story behind the long-term plan to build a politically-united Europe, the authors show how all previous attempts to reconstruct the history of this project - whether written by Europhiles or Eurosceptics - have got it wrong, at almost every step along the way. With all the suspense of a detective story, drawing on thousands of books, papers and official documents, many of which have only become publicly available in the past few years, the book traces how a handful of determined visionaries set out more than half a century ago to weld the countries of Europe into a single political state. The Great Deception should immediately become a standard reference work for all students of politics. Yet, so disturbing is the picture that emerges that, at a time when Britain's future in the EU is a subject of national debate, it will also spark much wider concern.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Continuum, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG082647652X
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX082647652X
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book tells for the first time the inside story of the most audacious political project of modern times: the plan to unite Europe under a single 'supranational' government. From the 1920s, when the blueprint for the European Union was first conceived by a British civil servant, this meticulously documented account takes the story right up to current moves to give Europe a political constitution, already planned 60 years ago to be the 'crowning dream' of the whole project. The book shows how the gradual assembling of a European government has amounted to a 'slow motion coup d'etat', based on a strategy of deliberate deception, into which Britain's leaders, Macmillan and Heath, were consciously drawn. Drawing on a wealth of new evidence, scarcely an episode of the story does not emerge in startling new light, from the real reasons why de Gaulle kept Britain out in the 1960s to the fall of Mrs Thatcher. The book chillingly shows how Britain's politicians, not least Tony Blair, have consistently been outplayed in a game the rules of which they never understood. But it ends by asking whether, from the euro to enlargement, the 'project' has now overreached itself, as a gamble doomed to fail. Since their collaboration began in 1992, Christopher Booker, a Sunday Telegraph columnist, and Richard North, who worked for four years in Brussels and Strasbourg as a senior researcher, have won a unique reputation for their expertise on Britain's relationship to the European Union. Their previous publications included The Mad Officials (1994), The Castle of Lies (1996) and a best-selling report on Britain's 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic. But they regard The Great Deception as the book they have been waiting to write for ten years. Published to coincide with the launch of Giscard D'Estaing's new European Constitution in November, this work suggests that the United States of Europe has been based on a colossal confidence trick>. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_082647652X
Descripción Continuum 2005-03-15, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 082647652X. Nº de ref. de la librería 608923
Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11082647652X