Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A good look at modern Britain
From Andrew Cusack

England exists in the provinces, small towns and some villages. Having ruined our townscapes in the late sixties and early seventies in the name of progress, but now of course, the developers are busy putting up buildings that are copies of the buildings they so gleefully once pulled down.

England, though, is more of a sensibility — tolerance, reserve, good humour, a fear of extremism, love of gardening, dogs, high walls and hedges. We are also violent, over-sentimental and still think inside our heads that we run the world.
— Sue Townsend

From The Devout Life.

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