The establishment and how they get away with it / Owen Jones
- Jones, Owen (Owen Peter), 1984-
- Strand, London, England : Allen Lane, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- x, 357 pages ; 24 cm
- The Outriders -- The Westminster cartel -- Mediaocracy -- The boys in blue -- Scrounging off the state -- Tycoons and tax-dodgers -- Masters of the universe -- The illusion of soverneignty -- Conclusion : a democratic revolution.
- In The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs, offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy. Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today - and it is time they were challenged.
- 9781846147197 (hbk.)
- EXPOSES SCANDALS & SECRETS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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