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H.D.S. Greenway

Whisperings in Davos

By H.D.S. Greenway
February 6, 2007

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ONLY IN hindsight can one tell when a great power has reached its peak. Some say that Britain's war to extend its empire over the intransigent Boer farmers in South Africa a century ago marked the beginning of decline. But even earlier, the ardent colonialist Joseph Chamberlain had spoken of his country as weary and staggering "under the too-vast orb ... (Full article: 750 words)

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