“All the past repeats itself and acts only behind new masks”

1870-map-full-forweb_0So said Birdiev – you will find out about him next year.

There is so much happening at the moment that lots of comparisons with events in the past can be drawn. However, Adam Green (in The Economist) seems particularly sharp. Click here to read his article on the 1870 French map which has Britain pictured as an old woman, “isolated and fuming with rage”, turning away decidedly from events on the mainland.

Mr Kydd

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