By Tom Kratman
It's Time to recollect the Alamo far and wide Again-Here Comes the Second Texan Revolution!
In the lengthy warfare opposed to terrorism, the U.S. executive had taken on impressive powers. And now that the struggle was once received, robust forces within the executive had no purpose of relinquishing these powers. As in 1860, the rustic was once at the verge of civil warfare. And as in 1860, a pace-setter arose to avoid wasting the country-but it used to be no longer the President this time. as a substitute, the Governor of Texas was once the lady of future. . . .
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Anyone over forty would have fought or suffered in the war and known death on an unusual scale, and would not have been able to believe that a drift into irrelevance was the reward for all the sacrifice. Edward and Florence would be voting for the first time in the next general election and were keen on the idea of a Labour landslide as great as the famous victory of 1945. In a year or two, the older generation that still dreamed of empire must surely give way to politicians like Gaitskell, Wilson, Crosland—new men with a vision of a modern country where there was equality and things actually got done.
He could not have tolerated any sniggering. But these lads from a nearby village went about their business with bowed backs and closed faces, and their manner was tentative, their hands shook as they set items down on the starched linen tablecloth. They were nervous too. This was not a good moment in the history of English cuisine, but no one much minded at the time, except visitors from abroad. The formal meal began, as so many did then, with a slice of melon decorated by a single glazed cherry.
Edward sometimes took an experimental stroll from the history to the English department, hoping to find evidence of paradise on earth, but the corridors, the notice boards, and even the women looked no different. Florence was on the other side of town, near the Albert Hall, in a prim hostel for female students where the lights went out at eleven and male visitors were forbidden at any time and the girls were always popping in and out of each other’s rooms. Florence practiced five hours a day and went to concerts with her girlfriends.
A State of Disobedience by Tom Kratman