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Antonia Fraser: Democracy and Reform

Anne McElvoy discusses revolutionary movements with Antonia Fraser, David Graeber and Jesse Norman.

On Start the Week Anne McElvoy explores movements and people that have changed the political landscape. The MP Jesse Norman champions the founder of modern conservatism, the 18th century philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke. Lady Antonia Fraser brings to life the Great Reform Bill of 1832 which transformed the way Britain was governed. And one of the co-founders of the Occupy movement, David Graeber, looks afresh at the idea of democracy.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman is the Member of Parliament for Hereford and South Herefordshire.


Edmund Burke: Philosopher, Politician, Prophet is published by William Collins.


Jesse Norman

Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser is an author.


Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832 is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.


Antonia Fraser

David Graeber

David Graeber is an anthropologist, political activist and author.


The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement is published by Allen Lane.


David Graeber


Role Contributor
Producer Katy Hickman
Presenter Anne McElvoy
Interviewed Guest Antonia Fraser
Interviewed Guest David Graeber
Interviewed Guest Jesse Norman


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