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Melancholic dispositions and conscious unhappiness
Simon Mussell

regrettable that many political actors and states still refuse to consider, let alone admit, any complicity for past events. An example that springs to mind is David Cameron’s comments following Jamaica’s claims to reparations for the UK’s historical involvement in slavery. In response to the claims, Cameron remarked: ‘That the Caribbean has emerged from the long shadow it [slavery] cast is testament to the resilience and spirit of its people. I  acknowledge that these wounds run very deep indeed. But I do hope that, as friends who have gone through so much together since

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