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Thanks Frank. That (IMHO) is one of the best analyses of the English condition and its origins that I have read. One is tempted to quote several bits but I shall limit myself to

Things that nation-states do not like--ambiguity, contingency, multiplicity--would have to be lived with and perhaps even embraced. Irish people, for the most part, have come to terms with this necessity. The English, as the Brexit referendum suggested, have not.
by oldremainmer48 on Thu Sep 14th, 2017 at 10:12:52 AM EST
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