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The Brexit generation game

How my generation fell in love with Europe—and out of it

By Charles Turner  

Television gave us a sense of Europe. Would broadcasters take the same risks today? Photo: Flickr/brizzlebornandbred

Ever since the EU referendum result I have been thinking of a remark by Emile Durkheim. He said that suicide is not an act in which someone cuts their ties with society, but one in which they communicate the fact that they have already done so. Could it be that, if it actually happens, Brexit will be less a messy break-up between people who know one another well than the whimpering end of an already…

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