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VUBToday: Equating Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe with Brexit

In April, it will be 300 years since Robinson Crusoe was published: the first British novel, which tells the story of an Englishman who becomes shipwrecked on a remote desert island and establishes a successful colony there. According to literary scientist Elisabeth Bekers, the book emphasises the superiority complex of the British Empire. Three centuries later, is that complex raising its head again, in the shape of Brexit?  read more on VUB Today