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Top 10 things we talked about for ages which then went away

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This was Hannah Fearn’s idea, as she tried to imagine what life might be like after Brexit. A popular one with a lot of good nominations, so I made it a Top 20. In approximately chronological order, then...

1. Hell. Nominated by Zeno Dead Centre.

2. Temperance. Mass movement in 19th-century Britain; Prohibition in the US, 1920-33. Thanks to Robert Wright.

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3. The H Bomb and the risk of mutual mass destruction. “Still there, but not talked about so much,” said Steven Fogel.

4. The Domino Theory, and which south-east Asian country would next fall under the influence of Soviet Communism. Another from Steven Fogel.

5. Balance of payments. 1960s and 1970s. Also: inflation, 1970s; monetarism, and measures of the money supply, 1979-83. Thanks to Philip........

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