Owen Jones’ ‘The Establishment’

The Establishment is a highly political book which explains the real deal surrounding the British ‘Establishment’ – The social elite – where the book subsequently shows who runs the show behind the scenes. The book however is not a part of a series but the author has been known to write many a political book or even articles on the Guardian.

The book has a spectacular quality of not dissuading the reader in five minutes, a quality of most books surrounding British politics hold to heart, and in fact seems to have you gripped by the first page. It is also relatively easy to follow (although there is a lot of information and can be quite tricky to remember) and the way it is presented is cleverly done to help someone read the book with little political understanding. Owen Jones, the author, has been called a hypocrite for writing this book as he graduated in Oxford and is even considered a part of the establishment to some although some criticism would be expected from a controversial piece such as this. Do not be fooled though, this is not a book you can quickly whizz through. It takes time and consideration to take in all that has been written, implied and exemplified (which stands throughout).

I would recommend this book not by age group, despite being a more mature book, but by determination to sit and really let the information simmer in and make sense. For the learners out there this book is a god-send; I doubt you can reach the next chapter without learning at least a few new things.

Through all of this I would have to give this book 5/5 with no legitimate flaws it is hard to give it any less.

~Reuben