June Selection: Assassination (2000) by Miles Hudson

At our June meeting we discussed Mohsen’s selection:

“ASSASSINATION” by Miles Hudson, first published in 2000

Mohsen provides the following information about his selection
I thought It would be best to quote the book’s own back-page description of the book.
The author Miles Hudson examines a series of political assassinations together with their causes and repercussions to establish together just how effective assassination is as a political tool. He asks to what extent the course of history can be changed by individuals. In questioning the practice of demonizing political leaders rather than the careful analysis of complex and long-standing situations, he establishes whether murder simply produces a martyr to the cause.
“Can Assassination change the course of history?”

There will be no homework, Though I expect our own individual emotions to kick in, I hope we all read the 256 page book and discuss the book’s content from the author’s perspectives, thus enabling our book club panel to judge and jury-cate the book and its author.


About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.
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2 Responses to June Selection: Assassination (2000) by Miles Hudson

  1. Jim Robbins says:

  2. Ron Boothe says:

    There was some confusion during our discussion of this book about, Who was Miles Hudson and how old was he when he wrote this book? I found an obituary for him published by the UK newspaper, The Telegraph on October 19, 2010. He was 85 when he died so he would have been 75 when this book was published in 2000. He apparently served in the military during WWII, but was not born early enough to have served in WWI.

    Here is the obituary
    Miles Hudson

    Oct 4, aged 85. Served with the Army in occupied Italy, Palestine and Malaya, and as a “licensed spy” to Brixmis in Berlin. Taught at the Army Staff College in Camberley, but left to join the Conservative Research Department. From 1971 to 1974 served as political adviser to the Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and for many years took a particular interest in the Rhodesian issue. Co-founded the Twenty-Four Hours Club of MPs to press for proportional representation. Also led the Conservative Campaign for Europe in 1974. Wrote books on Zimbabwe and an analysis of important political assassinations.

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