May 9, 2015

OF COURSE, THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN HAD SHOWN WHY IT SHOULD BE MUCH SMALLER:

How Much Smaller Can Britain Get? (Clive Crook, 5/06/15, Bloomberg View)

Britain's sense of purpose in the world is trending downward. Indisputably, tomorrow's election marks a new low in national ambition, and it's likely to be followed by a further, perhaps accelerating, decline. British voters seem to think the country's global standing no longer matters. The truth is, they're right.

The realization has been a long time coming. It's 60 years since the Suez Crisis showed Britain how little of its hard power was intact after the catastrophe of the Second World War. 

Posted by at May 9, 2015 7:53 PM
  

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