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Ramsay Versus The Kaiser

Politically active people don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues these days, but something they all seem to agree on is the fear that Western democratic values are under pressure – and that the future looks bleak for Western civilisation. Conservatives warn that Western civilisation is about to be overrun by immigrants, Islam or Communist China. For liberals, it is threatened by populism, nationalism, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Both seem to believe that in the battle between the West and the rest, the rest are winning.

But if civilisation really is in so much trouble, why can’t we all agree to do something about it?

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