A Tragedy in Three Parts
By Andy Ross
Paperback, 12.8 cm x 19.6 cm, 160 pages
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This is the tragic story of Jon Ball, who became a Conservative prime minister in the UK only to blow it spectacularly,
with the result that Britain became a socialist parts, narrated respectively by Jon himself,
by his father in Germany, and by his American stepmother.
The result is a portrait of a politician that goes beyond Europe and America and beyond terrorism to the search
for a deeper humanity.
"It's important to be reminded how easily democracies lose their grip, morally and politically, and how societies slide
towards repression and self-destructive policies in pursuit of short-term goals. I read it as a plea for a more
grown-up politics — desperately needed at the moment."
Dr Rowan Williams