For all of those readers who aren’t students of the 1930s – and why wouldn’t you be, given that we seem to be hell-bent on recreating it? – all I can say is, well. Be warned, the last time foreign creditors tried to circumvent the democratic institutions of a sovereign nation in order to impose ever-increasing deprivation on its working and middle-class population, via a series of coalition governments lacking clear mandates to do so, it did not end well. And that’s putting it mildly.
J. C. Greenway was born in Liverpool and lives in Tokyo, where she writes, follows Liverpool FC and drinks a fair amount of tea.