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|Britain would have applied to join the EU in 1952 rather than 1962 (entry was delayed until 1973 for reasons discussed here)||Winston Churchill won a majority government in 1951|
|there would have been no Suez Canal crisis in 1956||Anthony Eden won a majority government in 1955|
|there would have been no Falklands War in 1982||Margaret Thatcher won a majority government in 1979|
|there would have been no BREXIT (starts in2016)||David Cameron won conservative
majorities (2010, 2015)
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
Isaac Asimov (Newsweek, 21 January 1980)
Global mean sea level has risen 101 millimeters (3.98 inches) since 1992 and continues to do so at 3.9 mm (0.15 inches) per year.
"The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. There are not many who are influenced by new theories after they are twenty-five or thirty years of age, so that the ideas which civil servants and politicians and even agitators apply to current events are not likely to be the newest."comment: no one "likes" the idea of printing up money, but you would not like the alternative. Recall that very little was done after the crash of 1929; this resulted in a decade of hobos (homeless men looking for work), soup kitchens, and people wearing signs reading "will work for food"