'Halsey's creed of "ethical socialism" springs from a lasting Anglican belief. His background is not just working class, but respectable working class'.
Despite a hankering for social consensus in Britain, 'as Halsey confesses, such a consensus became more difficult to sustain as the twentieth century proceeded; unfortunately the "bases of social integration in Christian belief, national and imperial success, localised kinship and collective self-help institutions...were all to decay"'.
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