How the Brexiteers broke history

Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and their allies propagate a confused nostalgic fantasy of “global Britain”, wartime heroism and an English struggle for liberty.

Politicians have always used history to bolster their arguments in one way or another, plundering the past for examples that seem to shore up their position. They pull out historical parallels with current events because these seem to tell us not only where we’ve come from and where we are, but, most importantly, where we are going. History can provide encouragement or warning, according to the politician’s purpose: past events show us what we can expect if we do nothing to ward off a...
source: New Statesman

2018-11-14 20:41
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