About The Author

 

In a room with a view over Tahrir Square – 2011

 

Alisdare Hickson is a graduate of the London School of Economics and holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. He has one previous publication which also focused on elites and methods of indoctrination – The Poisoned Bowl; Sex, Repression and the Public School System – a social history of  homosexuality in British public schools, published first by Constable in 1995 and then, in paperback, by Duckworth in 1996.

He hopes to post more extracts from his current research on appeasement propaganda and British support for dictatorships over the next few months. The extracts of the first part of his book posted here focus on the 1930s and the British appeasement of Nazi Germany.

You are always welcome to contact him with any comments, criticism or suggestions and you are equally welcome to post comments on any page.  If you prefer not to use the contact page you can email him at alisdare@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @AlisdareHickson or even, if you are interested, check out his occasional photos of popular protests in London on Flickr at Flickr.com/photos/alisdare

He is dedicating his book “to the Egyptian revolutionaries, who astonished me by their enduring courage and their unshakable faith in a brighter future and to Professor Noam Chomsky, for helping me to understand why it’s safer to trust a used car salesman than a British diplomat.”

Start reading the book – “Introduction”

 

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