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The definitive collection of diaires, memoirs, speeches, letters and other writings by Tony Benn.

Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Best of Benn showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over seven decades.

From 'the baby of the house' to a retired widower, he was a consistently radical campaigning voice on issues such as the death penalty, the case against the European Union, opposition to war and support of workers' rights.

This volume brings together Tony Benn's electrifying speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes.

'Tony Benn belongs in the great tradition of English revolutionaries - a passionate radical destined to be loved in popular memory for his defence of democracy and freedom.' Guardian

'He had the facility to reach across generations and re-energise the debate about what should and should not constitute the common good.' Observer

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  • Paperback


    July 15, 2015


    368 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • EBook


    November 6, 2014

    Cornerstone Digital

    368 pages

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Conflicts Of Interest
Letters To My Grandchildren
More Time for Politics
Dare To Be A Daniel
Free At Last
The Benn Diaries
Years Of Hope
The End Of An Era
Office Without Power
Out Of The Wilderness


Red Notice
The Year Everything Changed
From the Corner of the Oval Office
Remaking the Middle East
The Diary Of A Young Girl
The World As It Is
The Diary Of A Young Girl
A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine
Home and Away
Black Flags
More Human
Parliament: The Biography (Volume II - Reform)
A Broken World
Diaries Volume Three
The Rub of Time
Getting Real
The Long and Winding Road