Plus ça change

deja-vuHappy New Year!

The French have a much more picturesque and simpler way of saying ‘the more things change, the more they remain the same’.

I was sorting out some ephemera and this Emmwood cartoon depicting Ike and Kruschev in the Daily Mail of Friday 23rd August 1957 caught my eye. It seems that proposals for peace took second place to economic opportunity and it makes you wonder just how much the world has changed in the 57 years since.

And as if to underline the fact, I then spotted the headline of the next article. Everyone still wants to beat Arsenal!

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