Fri, September 19, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
The active political career of Julian Amery, the notoriously right-wing Member of Parliament, spanned the end of Empire and the transformation in British domestic politics. A politician of immense energy and drive as well as considerable intellectual ability, he held passionate views on Britain's place in the world, which he championed through both overt and covert means. Paradoxically he also held pronounced and consistent liberal views on British involvement in Europe, capital punishment, anSue Onslow has taught international history at LSE since 1994. She has written on British party politics and British foreign policy on such issues as Suez, Rhodesia, and South Africa. Her forthcoming edited book, White Power, Black Liberation, and the Cold War in Southern Africa will be published next year. She is co-editor of Britain and Rhodesia: Road to Settlement 1977-1980 to be published by the Institute of Historical Research.