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As any historian will tell you, it is a sign of serious decadence when a society becomes obsessed with its past glories. Britain in 2013, like China in 1898, can ill afford to retreat into complacent national chauvinism. And Gove himself could do with a little refresher course on Chinese history: he'll find that a lesson on the empress dowager and the fate of imperial China is worth 10 lessons on Nelson and Wolfe. All of this, developed from the earliest years, will be useful to students who come to study English at university. The problems start when we come to context, and then are worse when we get to content. There is a (nominal) provision for accent and dialect. But essentially most of the English language taught at primary school and beyond presumes norms of "received pronunciation" and the Queen's English. We should all know what that language is. But we should also know that it is in itself a dialect just as subject to change and interpretation as any other. An unacknowledged ideology is dangerous and exclusive. And in the global economy of the 21st century, English or one kind of the many "Englishes" that co exist now is the language of worldwide business. Recognising the variations within "Englishes" could help young people become more effective and powerful.