The Lost Victory: British Dreams, British Realities 1945-1950
Chatham, Kent: McMillan, 1995
Tag: Correlli Barnett
Wartime Britain Was Plagued by Fossilized Social Problems
The Audit of War: The Illusion and Reality of Britain as a Great Nation
London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1986
See also: The Collapse of British Power
Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. — Winston Churchill (more…)
In the middle 1960s, the geo-strategic position of the United States was not unlike what it is today: America and Western Europe were locked in a confrontation that was economic, military, and ideological with the Soviet Union (i.e., Russia) and communist China.
Up until that point, the communist world had moved from success to success, in part because of considerable American support. (more…)
Is the US Following the British Empire’s Road to Collapse?
The Collapse of British Power
Frome & London: Butler & Tanner Ltd., 1972
Correlli Barnett is one of the rare British historians who views the Second World War as a disaster rather than in the usual flummery proclaiming that it was Britain’s “finest hour.” Barnett frames the scale of the calamity by illustrating Britain’s situation thusly: (more…)