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A Century of British history: Eton and the liberal core of Britain.

Jeremy Lewis, David Astor, London, Vintage, 2016; William Waldegrave,  A Different Kind of Weather: A Memoir, London, Constable, 2015. Books sometimes achieve canonical status. One such is George Dangerfield’s, The Strange Death of Liberal England, which argued that the Liberal … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s legacy is Britain’s isolation?

Marie Anne Slaughter has written an article in the FT of April 12, entitled “Thatcher’s legacy is Britain’s isolation”. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/aebdce1c-a295-11e2-9b70-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Qk0uQE2p The article is representative of the State Department view, originally shaped by Dean Acheson’s assertion that the UK had lost an … Continue reading

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