July 27, 2012
London Struts on the World Stage
Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, New York Times
It's no accident that all this theater is taking place in a Britain staggered by economic meltdown, a controversial austerity budget and a crisis of political legitimacy following the hacking scandal, which exposed the cozy relationship between News Corporation and the nation's elite. At times of political or economic crisis, the British have always turned to spectacles as a way of projecting - or creating - power.
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