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Janerik Larsson:Engelsk nederlagskärlek

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) by sheer force of character, Nightingale, born in Florence, Italy, created the movement that led to professional status for nurses.  She took a contingent of nurses to the Crimean War, and her administrative genius and reforms saved thousands of lives.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) by sheer force of character, Nightingale, born in Florence, Italy, created the movement that led to professional status for nurses. She took a contingent of nurses to the Crimean War, and her administrative genius and reforms saved thousands of lives.

For a country with a rich history of victories, Britain has a curious tendency to celebrate the defeats. Det skriver Tom Mctague i en analys i amerikanska The Atlantic av den brittiska Brexit-diskussionen.

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Ett land med en rik historia av segrar har en sällsam benägenhet att hylla nederlagen.

Boris Johnson, favorit att ta över som brittisk premiärminister om några veckor, har sagt att brittiskt utträde - Brexit - den 31 oktober är ”do or die”.

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