The Sense of Superiority that Drives Brexit

Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts Land of Hope and Glory at a Promenade Concert an annual tradition in Britain. Image from http://www.classical-music.com/article/why-land-hope-and-glory-bbc-proms

For more than two hundred years, beginning in the late 16th century, British explorers and traders traveled the world, discovering new lands bordering the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They developed trade links with the indigenous populations of these lands and profited enormously from that trade. They were not alone. Dutch, French, Spanish and Portugese merchants and adventurers were doing the same. Conflicts often…