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Trust: How We Lost It And How To Get It Back

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Trust Presents an analysis of ten essential areas where trust in national life has broken down. Using examples from throughout the world and from history, this title offers ten solutions for a better positive future. Full description
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Biteback Publishing
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It takes skill to make a book this boring about a topic this interesting.

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A review of Trust by Anthony Seldon

I had high hopes for this book; the importance of trust—and trustworthiness—in the functioning of society is difficult to overstate. Moreover, it has been generally ignored by most economists. Psychologists and sociologists have generally been better. Seldon is none of the above.

Unfortunately, Seldon spends huge swaths of page reiterating banal platitudes, and his cit
An interesting attempt to provide a blueprint for change based on enhancing trust within all spheres of society, but I came away unconvinced by the proposals put forward. The style is readable, although at times comes over as a rather wearying ticking off by a school master (we need to do this, we should do this, etc etc.), and is also rather repetitive by the latter parts of the book where the same prescriptions are provided for most of our ills. However, for me the fundamental problem with the ...more
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