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Britain’s “Diana moment”

By Tom Nuttall  

With the tenth anniversary of Diana’s death approaching rapidly, brace yourselves for the next wave of Dianamania—Tina Brown’s recent Diana Chronicles is merely the most high-profile of at least 14 new Diana titles this year. But while Diana’s character flaws or the conspiracy theories surrounding her death continue to enthrall some, perhaps the most interesting question is not about the woman herself, but about the public reaction to her death and what it told us about modern Britain.

For the August issue of Prospect, Andrew Marr and Joan Smith debate whether the “Diana moment” was a change for the better.…

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