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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A paragraph says a lot...

Whilst reading Matthew Parris' take on modern western civilisation's similarity to ancient Rome, I came across a quite unbelievable comment:

He describes a mutual emulation of Roman and barbarian peoples, revitalising a lifeless culture. Contributor, Christabelle Dilks (Script Editor of BBC1's forthcoming Rise and Fall of Rome), sees Britain today as a "period of transformation ... other civilisations are taking over ... and what's to mourn really."

I've read that comment twenty times, and I'm still dumbfounded. What's to mourn about the passing of the British people and culture? Everything.


At 6:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very pig-headed response from Dilks there. Of courze, he may have been joking.

Either way, it's nice to have a moan!

At 5:07 pm, Blogger Michaelcd said...

You might be right Sam, perhaps it was sarcasm. But, as many people have found out, it doesn't really translate well into print.

Either way, she still deserves a flaming for a comment like that!


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