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How do we get country boundaries?

November 17, 2011


It’s a difficult question. For Britons, the point is almost irrelevant – we are an island, and the only thing we have to worry about is where England ends and Scotland and Wales begin. Luckily, although people from Glasgow and Edinburgh and Arbroath might beg to differ, we get along well with our neighbours and […]

The beneficial side effects of a Napoleon complex

April 6, 2011


It used to be that the French were shirkers of duty. If you ask those US navy personnel at the fifth fleet base in Bahrain eating their breakfast, they’ll tell you that. They only eat Freedom toast, not French toast. Anything else would be insulting. But strangely the French now are leading incursions on two […]