GREAT BRITAIN: Quota, The Goddess

Britain's literate, left-wing New Statesman and Nation, which is apt to make rude noises at all critics of Socialism (particularly if the critics are American), has discovered that in Socialist Britain the good old manners have gone to hell. A New Statesman essayist who sounded just a little like a learned Colonel Blimp charted the decline & fall of civility in Britain.

British men, he noted, no longer take off their hats as they walk by London's Cenotaph (monument to Britain's war dead), or for the passing of a funeral or the flag. Women no longer bow when they meet;...

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