The world we have lost for the time being

In 1965  the Association of Jewish Refugees launched a ‘Thank-you Britain’ appeal as a token of gratitude from the people who had sought refuge in this country from the oppression of the Nazis. Funds were presented to the British Academy and one outcome was a series of lectures on topics of current interest.

The Thank-Offering to Britain Fund Lecture was first held in 1966. From 1974 to 1980, each lecturer gave a series of three lectures (subsequently published in book form). The last lecture was delivered in 2004.

Check out the  Thank You Britain series. The President of the Academy, Lord Lionel Robbins, delivered the inaugural lecture on the topic of Academic Freedom.

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11 Responses to The world we have lost for the time being

  1. sfw

    I can’t see it ever coming back, in the last 30 years our elites have flooded our cities and nations with people who have no interest or understanding of what made them great and prosperous. People who come from closed tribal or semi tribal societies who literally either don’t understand the west or despise it.

    We can’t go home it’s too late.

  2. C.L.

    Today’s ‘refugees’ in the UK continue the tradition, Rafe.
    They’ve simply changed the title.
    It’s now “F you, Britain.”

  3. HGS

    No, never to return. Several centuries of work to built belief in civility and freedom, to be worn away so fast. It may never be made again, even in very different guise.

  4. Just Passing By

    Why is my previous comment awaiting moderation? I thought this was a libertarian website? I am a long term poster here not a Left wing troll. I guess we are only libertarian when it suits us hey?

  5. sfw:

    We can’t go home it’s too late.

    We can, but the price will be in blood.
    Enoch Powell was right.

  6. sfw

    You’re right Winston, it can be done, it has been done before but I don’t know what’s worse, a bloody , long drawn out pogrom, combined with financial inducements and god knows what else. Or the end of a civilisation built up over millennia and a millennia long dark age, one in which all our descendants will struggle in blood, starvation, ignorance and violence before they slowly climb back to sanity.

  7. Zyconoclast

    You’re right Winston, it can be done, it has been done before but I don’t know what’s worse, a bloody , long drawn out pogrom, combined with financial inducements and god knows what else. Or the end of a civilisation built up over millennia and a millennia long dark age, one in which all our descendants will struggle in blood, starvation, ignorance and violence before they slowly climb back to sanity.

    I cannot be rebuilt as it once was, even by force.
    Too much time has passed and damage has been done.

    At best it can ‘resemble’ what it once was.
    Not even this is realistic.

    Enoch was right.

  8. At best it can ‘resemble’ what it once was.
    Not even this is realistic.

    It can be done.
    It will be done.
    We just need to pay the price.

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.

    The tree of Liberty doesn’t belong only to the US.
    It belongs to all of us, and we must all be gardeners in the Fields of Man pulling up the weeds of Collectivism.

  9. sfw

    The price is great and the reward greater but the cost.

    The cost of not winning is a thousand years or more of dark ages.

    The cost of winning is blood, blood everywhere, my descendants, your descendants and a billion others.

    Who has the will?

  10. Tel

    It can be done.
    It will be done.
    We just need to pay the price.

    You don’t win by paying the price for what you believe.
    I prefer to make the other guy pay the price for what he believes.

    – slightly butchered General George S. Patton Quote

  11. sfw

    It’s working out who believes what, when it was nation v nation, fairly straight forward. Now ever western society is split and the split is getting wider every day. It will be civil wars rather than international wars.

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