Magazine article The Spectator

Brits in Denial

Magazine article The Spectator

Brits in Denial

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Sir: James Forsyth ('Where is the outrage at the kidnapping of our Marines?', 31 March) points out that the indifference the public is showing towards the seizure and humiliation of 15 British service personnel by Iran demonstrates a country deeply disconnected from its armed forces. But the disconnection goes far deeper, to a radical disassociation of people from the country itself. The spirit and identity of the British has been broken by endless propaganda traducing their history and through mass immigration.

Unfortunately, there is nothing to replace it with. The idea that a society can survive solely by reference to 'shared values', such as fairness, the rule of law, etc. , flies in the face of everything we know about human nature. The USA is sometimes pointed to as a state founded on Enlightenment principles alone, but, from the first, the USA was a north European, Protestant country. Now it is becoming less so, it is in the first stages of its decline and probable eventual break-up. …

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