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While The Dark Knight and the Puppet Master references a range of different sources, both to substantiate arguments and to provide examples of the myths in action, there are a number of texts which had a larger influence on the ideas in the book. These are listed below.



Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee, John Bew, 2016


Corbynism: A Critical Approach, Matt Bolton and Frederick Harry Pitts, 2018


The Future of Socialism, Anthony Crosland, 1956


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt, 2012


Rawls’s ‘A Theory of Justice’: A Reader’s Guide, Frank Lovett, 2010

What Is Populism? Jan-Werner Müller, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016


The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell, 1937


The Lion and the Unicorn, George Orwell, 1941


Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty, 2013


The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Stephen Pinker, 2011


A Theory of Justice, John Rawls, 1971


‘Justice as fairness: Political not metaphysical’, John Rawls, 1985


‘The Reith Lectures’, Bertrand Russell, 1948

Identity and Violence, Amartya Sen, 2006

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