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:
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.

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