History man May 27, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Got to be honest, I was a bit surprised by the names of some of the British historians supporting the Remain camp in a letter to the Guardian. Okay, some you’d expect, Ian Kershaw, Juliet Gardiner. But Niall Ferguson?
Ferguson used a speech at the Downing Street event to criticise the nostalgic arguments for Brexit, which suggest plucky Britain can stand alone, describing them as a “classic example of scissors and paste history, clipped from the pages of Our Island Story”.
He said: “The lesson of history is that British isolationism has often been associated with continental disintegration.”