It was Britain that first pushed the world into protectionism with its ‘imperial preference’ tariffs in 1932.Bull-shit. The game of beggar-my-neighbour was kicked off by the protectionist US Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, as anyone who presumes to comment on 20th century history should know.
25 February 2011
Quandoque dormitat Homerus
Oops. Soothscribe and Spiked editor Brendan O'Neill should have proof-read James Heartfield's review of The Taste of War, which contains this howler: