‘Questions about Englishness raise more problems than they can solve’ | D. Edgar- The Guardian

‘Questions about Englishness raise more problems than they can solve’ | D. Edgar- The Guardian

There is, of course, a reason for keeping it vague. If you exclude those constitutional and institutional arrangements that apply across the UK (which give us democracy, the rule of law and our hard-won freedoms), and then knock out those heartwarming characteristics that we like to claim as our exclusive possession (as if the Canadians were intolerant, the Finns not fair-minded, the Peruvians indecent), then you are left not with the question of whether there is a meaningful definition of English culture, but the problem of which definition to choose.

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