The British Dream Is Crumbling, Replaced By A Nightmare of Division

By Mike Fishmore | May 11, 2024

London Stock Exchange

For centuries, Britain has been known for its history of providing refuge to newcomers fleeing persecution or poverty. 
 

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Visiting Britain in the 1720s, Voltaire was stunned. “Go into the London Stock Exchange … and you will see representatives from all nations gathered together for the utility of men,” he wrote in Lettres Philosophiques. 
 

Same faith

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“Here Jew, Mohammedan and Christian deal with each other as though they were all of the same faith, and only apply the word infidel to people who go bankrupt. Here the Presbyterian trusts the Anabaptist and the Anglican accepts a promise from the Quaker.”