"That would be a surprising future indeed, and Ash (History of the Present, 2000, etc.) makes a good case for why it, too, should not be considered chimerical."
Americans are from Mars, Europeans from Venus, so goes the current right-wing formulation. But, warns British journalist/historian Ash, beware the attendant bigotry: "If we hear a voice generalizing angrily about ‘the
Americans' or ‘the
Europeans,' the disease is close."
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