A very interesting and thought provoking piece by Moira Lake, who writes here of our relationship with war, and our seeming need to become involved in the lives of others, supposedly to ‘improve’ them…..
So we in Britain are at war again. Not that we weren’t at war already, of course. We always seem to be at war. And if we’re not officially at war, we’re threatening war, warning each other about the likelihood of war, debating the advantages of war, cringing in fear of war or looking forward to the prizes of war. The greatest of these prizes is invariably claimed to be peace. What a joke.
And why are we always at war? Well, needless to say, it’s always someone else’s fault. It’s for their own good, after all. Hmmm.
A few years ago the historian Stuart Laycock did some interesting research. He found that of the 193 UN member states in the world today, the British have made war in 171. To put it even more simply, Britain has at some point invaded 90% of the countries of the world…
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