Full Fathom Five

Today, as the Brexit deadline looms and the UK struggles to disentangle itself from the supranational organization that was awarded the Nobel Prize for advancing “peace and reconciliation,” the disused airfields of the Second World War are more than relics of a patriotic battle. They are warnings of the dangers of hubris and isolationism.

As the Brexit deadline looms, the disused airfields of the Second World War can be seen not simply as relics of a patriotic war but as warnings of the dangers of hubris and isolationism.

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David Heymann

David Heymann is a columnist for Places. He is an architect, and the Harwell Hamilton Harris Regents Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is a columnist for Places. A monograph of his artwork, Signal Noise, is forthcoming from Radius Books.

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