Farewell, England

The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana
by Peter Hitchens
San Francisco, Encounter Books, 2001
(330 pages; $16.95, paper)

England: An Elegy
by Roger Scruton
London: Chatto & Windus, 2000
(280 pages; £16.99 [$23.65], cloth)

reviewed by Jack Wade Nowlin

Peter Hitchens is the younger brother of left-wing Clinton critic Christopher Hitchens and a conservative journalist—and former Trotskyite—who has spent more than 20 rousing, reactionary years on The Daily Express in London. His book, The Abolition of Britain, now out in a revised and expanded paperback, is a stirring lament for a Britain all but destroyed by the social, cultural, . . .

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