Samir’s Selection 06/01/2016 (a.m.)
The continental imperative | The Economist >>>
The insinuation that Britain should abandon its neighbours in their hour of need—anti-democratic forces on the march, decline and disintegration threatening—is a betrayal of the blood, sweat and treasure that the country has dedicated to the pursuit of peace and prosperity on the continent. Europe today has been shaped much more by its island neighbour than it might admit; by Britons who sheltered from bombs rather than suing for peace, who landed on the beaches of Normandy, prosecuted Nazi war criminals, built new states from the rubble (the architecture of modern Germany was designed by British civil servants), helped defeat communism and—though not involved from the start—helped to shape the institutions and scope of today’s EU.
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