Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis PC is a British Labour Party politician, academic and journalist who served in the UK government for five years as part of the Blair ministry and the Brown ministry.
5 books on this list
The Chinese Communist Party is determined to reshape the world in its image. The party is not interested in democracy. It sees only a bitter ideological struggle with the West, dividing the world into those who can be won over, and enemies. Many political and business elites have already been lured to their corner; others are weighing up a devil’s ...
Important new book on the Xi Jinping dictatorship – source
Andrew AdonisAug 03, 2020
Geoffrey Robertson QC examines the debate of ownership surrounding the Elgin Marbles, and goes on to describe a system for the return of cultural property based on human rights law principles that are being developed by the courts. An exploration of how the past can be experienced by everyone, as well as by the people of the country of origin....
The end of censorship in Britain. A wonderful story of the seminal Lady Chatterly trial of 1960, in Geoffrey Robertson’s fascinating ‘Who Owns History’, a seminal book on the politics of culture – source
Andrew AdonisAug 03, 2020
A thrilling account of how Russia is waging a hidden war against America and the West, using espionage, corruption, fake news, and KGB-style murderMarch 2018. Two Russian assassins arrive in a provincial English city to kill a former officer from Russia’s GRU intelligence agency. His crime? Passing secrets to British spies. The poison? A lethal ner...
‘Putin, an intelligence officer in east Germany in the 1980s, turned himself into today’s Czar by means of kleptomania & techniques of international destabilisation inherited from the Soviet Union. It is brilliantly described in @lukeharding1968’s new book Shadow State’ – source
Andrew AdonisJul 24, 2020
The Fall of the Red Wall
'The Labour Party no longer represents people like us'
Why did thousands of lifelong Labour voters in the party’s heartland seats abandon the party in the 2019 General Election? Simple explanations like ‘Brexit’ and ‘Corbyn’ dramatically underestimate the importance of longer term trends, and the changing public narrative in these communities. This is the story of one of the most remarkable shifts in...
Labour should move its HQ to the Midlands or North: eg Birmingham New Street, in the space about to be vacated by John Lewis closing. Vital Keir Starner & team are based out of London Every Labour strategist should also read @steverayson’s compelling new book on the Red Wall – source
Andrew AdonisJul 13, 2020
The story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country.In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army.The creation of this new g...
Anyone who thinks there’s much good to say about the British Empire should read @DalrympleWill’s brilliant book on the East India Company. A long tale of plunder, extortion, war & murder Maybe the ‘dominions’ are different, but not for indigenous peoples of Australia & N Zealand – source
Andrew AdonisJan 06, 2020