Editorial

Broad sunlit uplands beckon, but the abyss is one misstep away

30 December 2018 - 00:00 By Sunday Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . So wrote Charles Dickens in 1859, looking back on the French Revolution.

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