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People seem to be using this as a sort of “letters to the editor” page. Why not? If you came here because of something I wrote elsewhere, feel free to write on the wall below. I will of course feel just as free to delete or disemvowel comments that don’t add anything to the readers’ joy.

3 Responses to About

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Brown,

    I have a question in regards to your article about GW Bushe’s efforts to convert Jews to Christianity.

    Just what do you have against bringing Jews to Christ?

    Are you one of those Devils who believes that Christ was a white man who came to save white people only, and that everyone else is excluded from his message of salvation?

    Shame on you!

  2. Leo Kramár says:

    Dear Mr. Brown,
    reading your article on Brexit (Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, July 18) I am deeply disappointed.
    I am very fond of admiral Horatio Hornblower, a real Brittish hero, and here you make him – att least partly – responsible for Brexit. That´s abominable. I am no great admirer of the Brittish upper classes, but if you believe that they, too, are the cause of Brexit you are erring. Have you read “Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union” a comprehenssive study by three academics, which shows why the Brittish voted for Brexit? http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/brexit-why-britain-voted-leave-european-union#5TH0rLk7vsUlAh0B.97

  3. acb says:

    Thank you for writing, Mr Kramár; I think, though, that you have misunderstood my argument. I wasn’t saying that Hornblower explains Brexit, but that he explains the particular fantasy of “Global Britain” ( a phrase I wish the translator had left in English) which appeals to the hard Brexit wing of the Tory party in parliament. There is a particular section of the British upper middle classes which was responsible for Brexit, in the sense that it would never have happened without them. The Rees Mogg/Charles Moore faction were a necessary if not a sufficient cause. It’s not enough to ask why the referendum vote went the way that it did. You must also ask why we had a referendum at all.

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