Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Calder's Comfort Farm 4

My latest column is up on the New Statesman website:
About this national identity business. On the whole, I think we are rather good at it.

For centuries my ancestors coped with being English and British, and with all the subtleties those identities involve. They were there to tut and say “Well, really” when the Romans invaded. Later, they gave the Jutes a hard stare.

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