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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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Here's a fairly interesting attempt to find sources for British pride. I wonder how many of the assertions are true in the sense of being a useful source of pride, and also in the sense of being true (for instance, "Big Brother" is of Dutch origin, not British). By useful, I wonder if British scientific achievements are that sustainable as a source of pride. (It's notable to me, that Tim Berners-Lee, the last famous British scientist, chooses not to practice science in Britain.) Colonies would work better as a source of pride if they were still colonies, although the point is very good that no other country has managed to produce as many stable democracies through imperialism (even if that credit is weighed by the debit of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and so on), not even the U.S.