The prime minister’s speech in China shows Britain is great – at self-deceit. We must wake up to our real place in the world
We meet this evening, says Cassius to Brutus as they begin to plot the death of Julius Caesar. “Till then,” he adds, “think of the world.” It isn’t the most famous line in Shakespeare’s play, now given a pulsating, must-see new production by Nicholas Hytner at London’s Bridge theatre. But those words leap across the centuries and instantly engage with the modern mind.
We are no longer a superpower. We aren’t the United States. Even the United States is struggling to be the United States