No longer the country

“It’s no longer the country they understood it to be their whole lives.”

William Blake, Jerusalem Plate 51. Image: Wikipedia

It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are,
especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart
whatever they might have to say.
Mahatma Gandhi

Britain is a “hollowed-out country,”

“ill at ease with itself,”

“deeply provincial,”

engaged in a “controlled suicide.”