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. Exacting anxieties have haunted his witness of his journey from the ‘exotic’ periphery to the centre of English culture through the practice of a vocation he idealises and conceptualises with such rigid conservatism. Negotiating the periphery In 1958, on the eve of the Notting Hill riots, Naipaul saw himself as an ‘exotic writer’, ‘liv[ing] in England and depend[ing] on an English

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, the relationship between racing and the media, the status of trainers and jockeys, owners and breeders, betting, bookmaking and its policing, and the experience of actually attending the races in a period supposedly characterised by economic hardships and depression, unemployment and misery. In exploring such topics, it becomes clear that a study of racing also adds a vital dimension to debates amongst historians about the extent of social harmony, the political and social predominance of conservatism, the construction of gender identities, national sentiment, and

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Defending Cold War Canada

defence, immigrant training and citizenship courts. Such work continued the IODE’s mission for a British-influenced Canada. The IODE’s reaction to the Cold War reflected a forced reconsideration of Canadian identity. While the IODE promoted democratic principles of progressive conservatism, its methods and its attitude to Communists were influenced by an individualism and a politics more often associated

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radical utilitarianism, in the course of which the sympathetic conservatism of orientalism yielded to a more aggressive project intent on dragging India into the civilized and modern world. This shift was accompanied by changes in the modes of literary expression as an eighteenth-century sensibility was gradually superseded by Romanticism. 38 The renewed interest in travel accounts attendant upon

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Empire in British Politics, c. 1880–1932 (New York, 2002 ); David Thackeray, ‘The Crisis of the Tariff Reform League and the Division of “Radical Conservatism”, c. 1913–1922’, History 91, no. 301 ( 2006 ): 45–61; E. H. H. Green, The Crisis of Conservatism: The Politics, Economics and Ideology of the Conservative Party, 1880–1914 (New York, 1996). Of course, the years of the tariff reform campaign

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acceptance of their established amateur authority in a deeply conservative sport illustrates the strength of tradition and conservatism in British society. Such respect for tradition within racing was reflected in the reception given to Lord Derby, a leading member of the Jockey Club, when his horse Sansovino won the Derby in 1924. His family had founded the race in 1780 yet had never won it. ‘At Last!’, exclaimed the Daily Graphic, and others followed the same line. His was ‘a popular victory’, given a ‘rolling torrent of cheers’, with Lord Derby ‘overwhelmed with

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conservatism characterised Kennedy's tenure as he prioritised IAOS support for creameries, but he also received criticism for his preference to support stronger societies over smaller, less established ones. 7 A lack of dynamism led the Minister of Agriculture to appoint Joseph Knapp, the Administrator of the American Farmer Co-operative Service based at the US Department of Agriculture, to conduct an independent review of the IAOS to find out what ‘might be done to strengthen it [the co-operative movement] and to increase its influence in the agricultural sphere generally

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The Peace Society and women

indirectly advancing the cause of some feminists (such as Josephine Butler) by opposing the Contagious Diseases (CD) Acts as part of its opposition to standing armies. By 1873, however, it began to reduce its coverage of the campaign against the Acts, arguing that repeal would make no difference to the effects of the Acts as long as standing armies – ‘their root and source’ – continued to exist.8 Thus by the 1870s, the Peace Society was maintaining an inward conservatism even while its work was becoming increasingly acceptable to the outside world. This conservatism was

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
British women in international politics

criticism. The conflation of women’s nature with pacifist ideals was an argument used by many feminists, but Sewall’s statement was distinctive in that it identified an external factor, ‘brute force’, which was opposed to and, crucially, responsible for women’s lack of access to power. However, Sewall’s insight in this statement belied the conservatism that became evident within the Council by the end of the 1890s. In the opening address by Lady Aberdeen at the 1899 Congress, when she had been ICW president for six years, there was an immediate emphasis on the importance

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Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s

without full ­disclosure of potential risks. Kennedy nevertheless believed that this small number of cases might, if successful, ‘ensure that standards of practice were established which met the approval of outsiders’.103 But he also noted that British courts ‘tend toward conservatism’ and would be Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s 119 ‘reluctant to break new ground’ by departing from the Bolam ruling and judging medical conduct themselves.104 He proposed that consumerism in Britain should therefore ‘take another tack’. This involved the

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