A Shattered Nation

A Shattered Nation by Danny Dorling

140 x 210mm

In Oxford, houses in a former council estates are now too expensive for University staff.

MIddle England is now a patchwork of haves and have-nots who rarely mix.

Once affluent suburbs are now unproductive places where opportunity has been replaced by food banks.

Pre COVID, Child health expectations and life expectancy rates dropped as a result of poverty for the first time since 1945

Britain is broken, but how did we become so divided? In A Shattered Nation, leading geographer and author of Inequality and the 1% shows that we are growing further and further apart, and shows what we can do about it.

In 1942, the welfare state was based on repelling the five giants - want, squalor, disease, idleness and ignorance - but these spectres have now returned with a vengence, and impacting every aspects of our lives, threatening to turn the United Kingdom into a divided failed state. By visiting sites across the islands, and exploring the social fissures that have emerged, Dorling exposes this new geography of inequality.

Urgent, timely and shocking - A Shattered Nation offers hope for an exhausted country.

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