The English are world champions when it comes to dreaming nostalgically about golden-ages-that-never-were. We should admire the courage and forward- looking approach of the Germans, who have built a civilised and prosperous country out of the ruins of 1945. We should be looking to the demanding and challenging future, not indulging in barren, backward-looking jingoism.
Tough, honest competition will characterise our domestic and international future. That will mean playing an intelligent and constructive role within Europe. Ignorance, prejudice and irresponsibility will only ensure that Little England has a little future.
The Industrial Society
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