English Public Schools

These constitute an institution which lies at the heart of the british establishment. The first school was Winchester College, set up by William of Wykeham in 1382. Eton College followed somewhat later. They were greatly expanded in the nineteenth century, when they were substantially changed. With the advent of a massive Empire, they were transformed to train and 'anglify' the colonial administration. Perfecting techniques used by the Janissaries, the off-spring of colonial officers, civil and military, were uprooted from their place of birth, educated in the mother country and then recycled to run another part of the Empire, providing a waft and weave to the colonial structure.
With the collapse of the Empire in the 1950s and 1960s, there was an over production of this middle-class strata, who in many ways were unfitted to domestic life in England. Many succumbed to drug addiction and fuelled the so-called Hippy movement in England. Essentially degenerate, in that their 'socially useful' role had disappeared, those which did not completely decompose allowed the ruling class to have a hand in the counter-culture which was developing at the time. Thus it could be lead onto safe terrain where the contestation of class power was disipated in lifestylism.
Currently the have modernised themselves, some even establishing on site mosques so they can more succesfully attract the offspring of the ruling class in the middle east generally they have abandonned the outmoded crustiness which permeated the upper classes from the 1930s through to the 1970s, and along with Oxbridge constitute a cultural asset offered by the English ruling class to the recomposition of a homogenous world ruling class.

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