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Politics On the Edge Rory Stewart

Politics On the Edge By Rory Stewart

Politics On the Edge by Rory Stewart

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Politics On the Edge Summary

Politics On the Edge: A Memoir from Within by Rory Stewart

A searing insider's account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament from Rory Stewart, former Cabinet minister and co-presenter of breakout hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

'An instant classic'
'At last a politician who can write' SEBASTIAN FAULKS
'Candid, angry, funny, and self-revelatory' JONATHAN DIMBLEBY
'Exceptional' RAFAEL BEHR

Over the course of a decade from 2010, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for prime minister - before being sacked from a Conservative Party that he had come to barely recognise.

Tackling ministerial briefs on flood response and prison violence, engaging with conflict and poverty abroad as a foreign minister, and Brexit as a Cabinet minister, Stewart learned first-hand how profoundly hollow our democracy and government had become.

Cronyism, ignorance and sheer incompetence ran rampant. Around him, individual politicians laid the foundations for the political and economic chaos of today. Stewart emerged battered but with a profound affection for his constituency of Penrith and the Border, and a deep direct insight into the era of populism and global conflict.

Uncompromising, candid and darkly humorous, Politics On the Edge is his story of the challenges, absurdities and realities of political life and a remarkable portrait of our age.

Politics On the Edge Reviews

One of the most devastating insider accounts of Westminster I have ever read. An instant classic of political memoir. -- Marina Hyde
At last a politician who can write. Opinionated, lucid and thought-provoking -- Sebastian Faulks
Any combination of insight, humanity, self-awareness and style in a political memoir is valuable. To achieve them all, as Rory Stewart has done, is exceptional -- Rafael Behr, author of POLITICS: A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE
An excoriating picture of a shamefully dysfunctional political culture -- Rowan Williams
Enthralling, appalling and occasionally hilarious -- Tom Stoppard
Intense, funny, savage and profound. It's the best there is on life inside the modern palaces of power -- Michael Ignatieff, author of FIRE AND ASHES: SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN POLITICS
Rory Stewart's book is essential reading for our times. Stewart manages to whisk us into the antechambers of power, and provide a behind the scenes look at politics, in the manner that the best science and medicine books reveal insider's views of those realms. Like his previous books, this one is also the chronicle of a journey - and it's unputdownable -- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Engaged but objective, candid but not gossipy, and braced with strong conviction while accepting limitation. Rory Stewart has written a book that breathes life back into the cliche 'essential reading -- Andrew Motion
How Not to be a Politician is one of the most enjoyable and revelatory political memoirs to appear in ages - beautifully written, self-mocking but insistently principled. Stewart manages to make a life in professional politics seem laughable, entirely indefensible, and yet ennobling. This is a book that will be read for decades, as a document of its time and as timeless literature. -- Steve Coll, author of GHOST WARS
The Rest is Politics is by a long way the most popular politics podcast in the country. * The Times *
A no-holds-barred account of what's gone wrong with modern politics, from the outspoken former Conservative minister. * Guardian, *Books to Look Out For 2023* *
An illuminating and excoriating insight into politics and power. Candid, angry, funny, and self-revelatory -- Jonathan Dimbleby

About Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart served in the UK Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development, and before that as Prisons Minister, Minister for Africa, Minister for Development, Environment Minister and Chair of the Defence Committee. He ran against Boris Johnson for the leadership of the Conservative Party in 2019. Earlier in his career he was briefly in the British Army, before serving as a diplomat in Indonesia, the Balkans and Iraq, establishing and running a charity in Afghanistan, and holding a chair at Harvard University. His 21-month 6,000-milewalk across Asia, including Afghanistan, is recorded in his New York Times bestseller, The Places in Between. His other books include Occupational Hazards, and The Marches.

Stewart is now the president of the non-profit organisation GiveDirectly, a visiting fellow at Yale's Jackson School and the co-host with Alastair Campbell of the UK's leading podcast The Rest Is Politics. He tweets at @RoryStewartUK.

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Politics On the Edge: A Memoir from Within by Rory Stewart
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Vintage Publishing
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