In our rush to understand the events that have overtaken this country in the past weeks there has been a stampede of metaphor, simile and historical misappropriation.

It is an understandable error. In a country that baffles those who live in it, those who observe it and those who invest in it, the instinct to search for meaning in our past in the quest for some picture of the future is probably natural. In this case, though, there are few lessons there. We do live in a different country now...

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