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Oh What a Lovely War

Steven: Churchill and many others. I grew up among people who regarded the

early 1940s — bombs raining down, severe food rationaing, friends &

relatives getting maimed & killed, massive state interference in

everything — as the best & happiest years of their lives.

I said this to a Russian acquaintance once. He said his fellow-countrymen

were just the same. “That’s why Communism lasted another 50 years….”

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