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Letters To My Grandchildren

Tony Benn

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As a diarist I have chronicled the time through which I have lived in meticulous detail: but all that is history. What matters now is the future for those who will live through it. The past is the past but there may be lessons to be learned which could help the next generation to avoid mistakes their parents and grandparents made. Certainly at my age I have learned an enormous amount from the study of history - not so much from the political leaders of the time but from those who struggled for justice and explained the world in a way that shows the continuity of history and has inspired me to do my work. Normality for any individual is what the world is like on the day they are born. The normality of the young is wholly different from the normality of their grandparents. It is the disentangling of the real questions from the day to day business of politics that may make sense for those who take up the task as they will do. Every generation has to fight the same battles as their ancestors had to fight, again and again, for there is no final victory and no final defeat. Two flames have burned from the beginning of time - the flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope. If this book serves its purpose it will fan both flames.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:26