Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Chapter 39

There's been some suprise that the anniversary of Magna Carta topped a poll as the day to celebrate Britishness. Among the reasons this may be a better choice than some others (assuming that such a thing, bound up with ideas of progressive nationalism, is a good idea at all) are those explored in Peter Linebaugh's remarkable 2003 essay The Secret History of the Magna Carta.

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