Sunday, September 30, 2007


Kids at British schools are usually taught about the first and second world wars and led to believe that Britain has been at peace since 1945, but capitalism just doesn't work that way. It is a brutal competitive society that is forced from time to time to settle the rivalries between different groups of capitalists in the bloodletting of wars that kill millions of workers. A recent interview with Lord Tebbit the right wing Conservative peer reminds us just how constant this conflict is. Speaking about a book he is working on that deals with the history of Britain's wars - "All 61 of them!" he exclaims - since 1945." (Times Magazine, 29 September) RD

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