The Long March

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The Long March: How the left won the culture war and what to do about it (NCF, 2020; £10)

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How does culture shape political power?

Many Conservatives now fear that victory at the ballot box is not enough. Despite Boris Johnson’s triumph in the 2019 election, they sense that a larger cultural battle has been lost. Some accuse the left of mounting a secret, slow-motion takeover, inspired by the ideas of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci – the ‘long march through the institutions’.

This very timely book uncovers the truth: a tangled history in which active subversion runs alongside unintended consequences and missed opportunities. Armed with a clearer understanding of the left’s long march, it also reveals new possibilities for fighting back.

Read The Long March ebook here.

Download the pdf here.

Or you can order a hardback from the New Culture Forum: email them to order.

Here’s a reading of the first chapter:

Here’s a five-minute summary of the book’s argument:

Watch an interview with me on the book here:

And here’s a discussion of what do next with Melanie Philips and Rafe Heydel-Mankoo:

And another interview with Brendan Malone in New Zealand: