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Clap Your Hands If You Believe in Brexit - Foreign Policy

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Thu Dec 20th, 2018 at 11:42:40 PM EST
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This is an excellent piece, this passage in particular:

Even at the pinnacle of the British Empire, when Britain ruled a quarter of the world's landmass and commanded the seas, it was the heroic defeats that were honored in popular memory. The stories live on even today: Gen. Charles Gordon, making his heroic last stand at Khartoum; the slaughter at Isandlwana; the brave redcoats of innumerable Victorian paintings, fighting to the last man against hopeless and desperate odds. The result is a curious act of historical alchemy, transmuting one of the most formidable empires of global history into the myth of Little Britain.

 Thanks for sharing.

luis_de_sousa@mastodon.social

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Sat Dec 22nd, 2018 at 05:38:30 PM EST
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"Clap your hand..." seems more appropriate.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed Dec 26th, 2018 at 08:43:26 PM EST
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