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We felt we wuz screwed. Now there’s proof: we wuz screwed
At 7:30 on the night of Tuesday, November 4, 1980, my cousin Janet and I were on the phone in a state of whatever kind of shock it is that isn’t usually fatal. “This is a joke, isn’t it?” she … Continue reading
I am not a subject. I am a citizen
I never considered the distinction between those two nouns until I read Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945, by Richard Overy. In laying out every detail leading to and encompassing World War II, Overy tells us that the … Continue reading
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Food news in the U.K.
From Harper’s Weekly Review: Ongoing food supply chain issues have forced Britain’s largest supermarkets to impose strict rations on produce. The U.K. Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs suggested that those struggling to keep pace with the … Continue reading
Posted in Government, Politics, The Facts of Life, The War On Workers Tagged British food rationing, produce shortages in UK, root vegetables, Therese Coffey Comments Off on Food news in the U.K.