Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Even though Ferguson is often a jack ass, this is an excellent article.
“On one side, the citizens of the world — the Weltbürger — who are only citizens in the sense that Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane was a citizen. We have at least two passports. We speak at least three languages. And we have at least four homes, not one of them in the town where we were born.
On the other side — seething with resentment against us — are you citizens of the nation state. You have one passport, if that. You hate the few words of French you learned at school. And you live within driving distance of your parents or your children.
No prizes for guessing which group is more numerous. No matter how many donations the global elite made, philanthropic and political, we could never quite compensate for that disparity.”
Full text at the Boston Globe (free): Theresa May’s Abbanomics and Brexit’s new class war