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Sunday, 22 April 2012

"These Tremendous Years"

It doesn't really pay to try to predict the future. We have no way of knowing the outcome of the French or Greek elections.

I have been browsing through an old book (an album published by the Daily Express in 1938), called "These Tremendous Years, 1919-1938, A History in photographs".



The last page of the book ends with the words:

"And in Britain, men and women settled down again to enjoy their peace."

These were the previous two pages:



 This page ends with the Prime Minister's words to the crowd: "I believe it is peace in our time...Go home and sleep quietly in your beds".

Six months later (Spring 1939), another book came out:


Journalists, politicians, diplomats, economists, historians and futurologists are always being overtaken by events.

Update on French Elections, First Round (Le Monde)

The Telegraph

BBC

Reuters (Hans-Werner Sinn on Greece and the Euro)

The Greek Economy

The changing face of Europe?

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