13 July 2003

Last Orders for the English Aborigine

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On G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc and the English as a ‘secret people’. This article is an expanded version of a talk presented at the National Heritage Lottery’s Conference, ‘Who do we think we are; Heritage and Identity in the UK Today’ (held at the British Museum on July 13, 2004). An edited version was published in Soundings, ‘After Identity’ Issue, No. 29, Spring 2005, pp. 21-34. An abbreviated version (also available on this site), additionally adjusted to address the rhetoric of the Conservative Party’s election campaign under Michael Howard, appeared as ‘Last orders’ in the Guardian Review, 9 April 2005, pp. 4-6.


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