TRAINING MINDS FOR THE WAR OF IDEAS

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This book examines attempts by the Conservative party in the interwar years to capture the 39brains39 of the new electorate and create a counterculture to what they saw as the intellectual hegemony of the LeftIt is an important contribution to the political culture of Conservatism from the late 1920s to the early 1950s with a particular emphasis on the social and intellectual history of the Conservative milieu This book modifies our understanding of the history of the Conservative party and popular Conservatism but also more generally of the history of intellectual debate in Britain It sheds new light on the history of the 39middlebrow39 and how that category became a weapon for the Conservatives This book will become necessary reading both for scholars and students of modern British history and politics and more generally for those interested in the history of ConservatismThe Bonar Law Memorial College Ashridge was founded in 1929 as a 39College of citizenship39 to provide through both teaching and publications political education for a student clientele who would carry the College39s message to the localities Although founded by the Conservative party the College functioned autonomously acting as a 39think tank39 avant la lettre a nexus of economic political and cultural debate and an adult education centre It defined a practical ideal of expertise between 39high theory39 and 39folk wisdom39 and constructed a selfconsciously 39middlebrow39 model of intellectual After 1945 as the Conservative party sought to jettison its Baldwinian past Ashridge lost its political anchor and moved through complex stages to being refounded as a management training college in 1954
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