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Matthew James Goodwin is a British academic who is currently Professor of Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, and Associate Fellow at Chatham House.
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Among the Mosques
A Journey Across Muslim Britain
Ed Husain - 2021-06-10
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An open-hearted guide to modern Muslim Britain, exploring the challenges and changes faced in an increasingly divided nation. Islam is the fastest growing faith community in Britain. Domes and minarets are redefining the skylines of our towns and cities as mosques become an increasingly prominent feature. Yet while Britain has prided itself on bein...
Matt Goodwin
2021-07-15T18:39:17.000Z
I thought this book was very insightful. Recommend! Ht @Ed_Husain      source
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Octopus
The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Claire Sterling - 1990-02-01
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Italy-based investigative journalist Claire Sterling penetrates the heart of the Octopus, the Sicilian Mafia's international crime organization that has a stranglehold on the $100 billion heroin market. Excerpted in Reader's Digest. Italy-based investigative journalist Claire Sterling penetrates the heart of the Octopus, the Sicilian Mafia's intern...
Matt Goodwin
2021-05-09T21:05:39.000Z
@VictoriaPeckham There is a wonderful book called The Octopus about Sicily at this time/mid 90s, by Claire Sterling. If not read def recommend      source
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The Tribe
The Liberal-Left and the System of Diversity (Societas)
Ben Cobley - 2018-07-01
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From Islamist terror to feminist equal pay campaigns and the apparent Brexit hate crime epidemic, identity politics seems to be everywhere nowadays. This is not entirely an accident. The progressive liberal-left, which dominates our public life, has taken on the politics of race, gender, religion and sexuality as a key part of its own group identit...
Matt Goodwin
2021-04-03T19:23:38.000Z
I pulled this little nugget from Ben Cobley's fabulous book "The Tribe" - he was well ahead of the curve. I strongly recommend his book.      source
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European Integration
From Nation-States to Member States
Chris J. Bickerton - 2013-02-08 (first published in 2012)
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European integration confuses citizens and scholars alike. It appears to transfer power away from national capitals towards Brussels yet a close study of the EU reveals the absence of any real leap towards supranationalism. The EU is dominated by cooperation between national representatives and national officials yet it continually appears to us as...
Matt Goodwin
2021-01-18T20:52:45.000Z
Strongly recommend his book European Integration      source
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EuroTragedy
A Drama in Nine Acts
Ashoka Mody - 2018-06-01
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May 1950: five years after the second of two catastrophic wars, European nations began building a magnificent structure of institutional cooperation and open trade borders to secure peace and prosperity. Then, in 1969, they took an astonishingly ill-advised leap toward a single currency--requiring a single monetary policy for vastly divergent econo...
Matt Goodwin
2020-04-30T18:36:32.000Z
Ashoka Mody predicted all of this in his wonderful book EuroTragedy. Recommend!      source
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Racial Exclusionism and the City
The Urban Support of the National Front (Routledge Library Editions. the City)
Christopher T. Husbands - 2013-05-03 (first published in 1983)
First published in 1983, this book reports on the results of a survey in thirteen areas of England where the National Front (NF) had previously gained significant levels of electoral support and examines the social and political histories of these areas to reveal not only who and was voting for the NF in the 1970s but also why....
Matt Goodwin
2019-07-23T12:30:11.000Z
@DAaronovitch Hi David, did you ever read Chris Husbands' book Racial Exclusionism and the City? I think you'd like it. It speaks to this point. Best, Matt      source
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Whiteshift
Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities
Eric Kaufmann - 2019-02-05
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Across the West, anti-immigration populists are tearing a path through the usual politics of left and right. Immigration is remaking Europe and North America: over half of American babies are non-white, and by the end of the century, minorities and those of mixed race are projected to form the majority in many countries. We are in the midst of a tr...
Matt Goodwin
2019-03-18T13:14:15.000Z
"America isn’t racially divided, it’s divided by racial ideology" Good evidence-led piece in the New York Times by Eric Kaufmann @epkaufm. Check out his important book "Whiteshift"      source