• The Road to Somewhere

  • The New Tribes Shaping British Politics
  • By: David Goodhart
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart, read by Simon Bubb.
Many Remainers reported waking up the day after the Brexit vote feeling as if they were living in a foreign country. In fact, they were merely experiencing the same feeling that many British people have felt every day for years. Fifty years ago, people in leafy North London and people in working-class Northern towns could vote for a Labour party that broadly encompassed all of their interests. Today their priorities are poles apart.
In this groundbreaking and timely book, Goodhart shows us how people have come to be divided into two camps: the 'Anywheres', who have 'achieved' identities, derived from their careers and education, and the 'Somewheres', who get their identity from a sense of place and from the people around them, and who feel a sense of loss due to mass immigration and rapid social change.
In a world increasingly divided by Brexit and Trump, Goodhart shows how Anywheres must come to understand and respect Somewhere values to stand a fighting chance against the rise of populism.
©2017 David Goodhart (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks
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By Anonymous User on 10-25-17

Most insightful thing I've read in a while

Very revealing and balanced analysis of human preferences and cleavages underlying the current political upheaval

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By Desmond on 12-15-17

wishful thinking

Is there anything you would change about this book?

the whole idea

Has The Road to Somewhere put you off other books in this genre?

yes

Which character – as performed by Simon Bubb – was your favourite?

non

Could you see The Road to Somewhere being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

nobody

Any additional comments?

more neoliberal rubbish from somebody not in the real world this person needs to come out of the bubble meet real people

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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