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I gave this piece the subtitle 'The Mad Dog of Europe'. The phrase was taken from an old copy of the Sunday Express announcing the Declaration of War on Germany in 1939. This edition carried a reprint of its own front page announcing the Declaration of War on Germany in 1914. I felt when I discovered this newspaper that the subtitle could refer as much to me or anyone else now as to the Germany of Kaiser Bill, and so I thought I would project the news into the present and future by donning a borrowed jacket and tie and reading it on television.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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