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Tony Blair: My Political Life by Tony Blair

Tony Blair: My Political Life

by Tony Blair

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In this hour long interview presented by Forum Network, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses his political career which he addresses in his new memoir Journey: My Political Life. This candid interview touches on his relationships with both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, his take on the current state of progressive politics, and why he took a hard-line approach to foreign policy in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Blair also gives some insight on what he thinks current leaders in the United States and Europe must consider in this new era of what he terms "low predictability". This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the Forum Network.


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Former British prime minister Tony Blair discusses his new political memoir, A Journey: My Political Life, in conversation with noted journalist and editor Tina Brown.

Tony Blair's emergence as Labour Party leader in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had transformed his party and rallied the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labour's history, and bringing to an end 18 years of Conservative government. He took Labour to a historic three terms in office as Britain's dominant political figure of the last two decades.

A Journey is Tony Blair's firsthand account of his years in office and beyond. Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana's death to the war on terror. He reveals the leadership decisions that were necessary to reinvent his party, the relationships with colleagues including Gordon Brown, the grueling negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, the implementation of the biggest reforms to public services in Britain since 1945, and his relationships with leaders on the world stage--Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush. He analyzes the belief in ethical intervention that led to his decisions to go to war in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and, most controversially of all, in Iraq.

Few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his achievements and legacy will be debated for years to come.


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Our Prime Minister
Reviewer ed_zep_2
 November 23, 2010
He did some good things but will always be remembered for taking the UK into an illegal war.

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