Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Thursday, August 26, 2004  

Plus ca change

"Every Briton ought to be acquainted with ambitious views of France, her eternal thirst after universal dominion, a and her continual encroachments on the property of her neighbours. Our trade, our liberties, our country, nay all the rest of Europe (are) in a continual danger of falling prey to the common Enemy, the universal Cormorant, that would, if possible, swallow up the whole globe itself".

From the Critical Review, 1756
Via Empire by Niall Ferguson

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