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Thursday 2 October 2014

Kevin Myers: Falsehoods from our past point to bleak future 

Dignity. That is what is most striking about the response of both the Japanese and the Norwegian peoples to the recent catastrophes that have befallen them. Stoicism, self-respect, emotional continence, personal discipline in public; and, most of all, no self-pity. These are noble qualities. They are the characteristics of a people with a clear sense of how to make a future. Look at the Japanese, and their astounding recovery from war, and their repeated recoveries from natural disaster. Look at the Norwegians, husbanding their vast oil-earnings...

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