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The road to BrexitA cultural perspective on British attitudes to Europe$
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Ina Habermann

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526145086

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526145093

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‘This is something which we know, in our bones, we cannot do’: hopes and fears for a united Europe in Britain after the Second World War

‘This is something which we know, in our bones, we cannot do’: hopes and fears for a united Europe in Britain after the Second World War

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The road to Brexit
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Lara Feigel

Alisa Miller

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526145093.00010

This chapter considers how British writers and politicians articulated the concept of European unity throughout the twentieth century. It traces the development of a political rhetoric that presented British and continental cultures as separate entities. It also explores how influential writers pushed back against this idea, particularly in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. The chapter draws parallels between these historical discussions and the current Brexit crisis, finally speaking to how the pro-integration writing of the post-war period might inform attempts to maintain and expand cultural – if not political – connections between Britain and Europe.

Keywords:   Britain, Europe, Germany, Integration, Political rhetoric, Politics, Writing, War

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