Monday, 24 August 2009

Lucky Albion

“In Britain [between the world wars], many concluded that the wrong people . . . were giving birth at a rate that threatened to engulf society in a wave of mediocrity.” [1]

Phew! Thank goodness that didn’t happen!

[1] Matthew Price, “The end was nigh”, review of The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars, by Richard Overy, The National, 20th August 2009.

1 comment:

David Duff said...

Absolutely not! I was born between the wars (just) and there's nothing mediocre about me. Definitely third-rate according to my teachers.