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We cannot escape from history, Our lives are governed by what happened in the past, our decisions by what we believe to have happened.
History in Peril introduces a series of four papers. The first three will be devoted to subjects ins schools which are at present under threat, history, mathematics and English.
Without an educated citizenry all the achievements of the present government will be built upon sand.
The nationalised coal industry is now in better shape than it has been for many years.
The government has taken large steps in order to improve the performance of the postal industry in Britain.
In 1872 Walter Bagehot’s physics and politics was published. In it he pointed out that new inventions, particularly the railway and the telegraph, together with the rapid acquisition of physical knowledge were leading to a new world of ideas.
The Cold War! Many, probably most, of the typical political expressions – the cant phrases, as we would say - of our epoch come from France, and especially from the French revolution.
There are three main intellectual traditions in the British Labour Party – the Fabens, the Guild socialists and the Marxist.
Manners and Morals – the expression is peculiarly unmistakable Victorian. Not manners alone: Lord Chesterfield in the eighteenth century was fond of discoursing to his son on the supreme importance of manners, manners as distinct from morals.
In a recent television programme about the post war reconstruction of Britain, a film clip was shown of Herbert Morrison addressing the Durham Miners rally on behalf of the Labour government.
Humphery Wellfair had, during the long minutes his parachute swayed down to the desert atoll in 1944 been blissfully filled with thoughts of Beveridge, promising idyllic security from cradle to grave, at least in Britain.
For as long as I can remember concern about our economic progress, compared with that of our competitors, has been the staple diet of both politicians and commentators.
Nations with a long habit of making foreign policy on a world scale may be forgiven for feeling that they need no written formula to explain what they have always been doing.
We look to small businesses and the self-employed to produce growth, employment and wealth. In Britain today about six million people work for small firms.