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Paul Johnson on The Road to Ruritania
During the lifetime of most of us Britain has moved into the ranks of the second-class powers. The decline in our power and influence continues. You could say we're on the road to Ruritania.
In the latest in this series of highly personal films, Paul Johnson - journalist, broadcaster and author of a widely acclaimed history of England - gives his views on our latest dilemma. He believes we can only understand the present if we examine our past: 2,000 years of English history provide clues to our present-day difficulties over the Common Market and the economy.
The historian A.J.P. Taylor, as well as Michael Foot, MP, Anthony Howard, and J.B. Priestley contribute to the programme. But the overall view is very much Johnson's own.
Paul Johnson's Choice: page 5
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