Battles for Minds



It is obviously not as easy to measure attitudes and beliefs as it is to count votes, or produce statistics on economic performances or even estimates on how much damage has been done in financial terms by various forms of physical devastation. Yet attitudes and beliefs lie behind those other, more measurable, tangible factors, and some of the deepest changes in British society in the last four decades of the twentieth century have been in the minds of its citizens. In this chapter I shall look mainly at the broad area of equal opportunities, in particular those concerning ethnic minorities — which involves the issue of race relations — and women.


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Chapter 5 Battles for Minds

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