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Auden had it right: we seek comfort where we can, even amid calamity | Nick Cohen11 Aug 12:59pm

Auden had it right: we seek comfort where we can, even amid calamity | Nick Cohen

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The weather and the World Cup gave us blessed respite from the Brexit debacle If you could shade your eyes from the glare, the long, stupid summer of 2018 was a joy to live through. The sun shone for months on end, as if Britain was not leaving the EU but moving to southern Europe. England’s footballers tore up their history of failure and to the astonishment of the nation reached the semi-finals of the World Cup. Consumers with stagnant incomes were inspired by the heatwave to
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