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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ben Judah, England’s Last Gasp of Empire

Queen Elizabeth II attending a service
of the Order of the British Empire
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2012
Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph, via Associated Press
(source: NY Times)
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From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, England was an empire. No more. Brexit has turned the twilight years of the reign of Elizabeth II into the final chapter in the history of Great Britain ... Why did England choose this? The key is not sovereignty but a rejection of ethnic change. “It’s not England anymore,” people told me as I traveled around the country covering the referendum ... “We don’t recognize our country anymore.” Ben Judah in today's NY Times:

(Tim and Ben Judah)



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