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Groupthink Reviews

Groupthink by Christopher Booker


Christopher Booker

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1 review

Imprint: Bloomsbury Continuum
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 19 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781472959058
3 stars out of 5
Allison Pearson
22 Mar 2020

"There is ... a huge amount to relish in these pages."

Chapters on climate-change scepticism and the EU’s dastardly plan to become the United States of Europe confirm why readers were so often grateful for their author’s ability to puncture complacent, conventional thinking. If the book sometimes tails off into lists, rather than analysis, that is because time was running out and the political analyst Richard North had to pull together material after Booker’s death. The section rubbishing Darwinism does seem a bit, well, nuts, but as Ian Hislop, the present editor of Private Eye, remarked fondly, “No one agreed with Christopher all the time, including Christopher himself.”