A leading member of the British Union of Fascists, and later the first leader of the National Front, this account of A.K. Chesterton's career succeeds as a biography, as well as a significant contribution to the history of British fascism and to the scholarly understanding of generic fascism.
David Baker researched and taught in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick as Associate Professor of Politics, researching the Conservative Party and Europe and the political economy of fascism until his retirement in 2006. He was previously Lecturer at Sheffield and Reader at Nottingham universities. Living in Bath, he continues to study political economy and political ideologies. His most recent publication with Professor Pauline Schnapper (Sorbonne) is Britain and the Crisis of the European Union (2015).