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Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Country

I was reading a week or two back that, over 2000 years since the event, archaeologists had discovered the site of Julius Caesar’s Roman invasion of Britain, at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of Thanet in 55 BC. Caesar didn’t stay … Continue reading

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Who Are They?

I was thinking this morning about the NYC HUD smoking ban I mentioned yesterday. Smoking will be prohibited in public housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on Wednesday. I don’t think anyone who lives in public housing has … Continue reading

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The Culture Of Place

The recent EU referendum in Britain, and the current US election, have set me thinking seriously about national identity. Why is it that people in one place so persistently regard themselves as in some way different  from geographically adjacent peoples? … Continue reading

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A Deepening Cultural Crisis

I was watching Margaret Thatcher, Death of a Revolutionary, today. What interested me about it was not so much Thatcher herself, but the accompanying political analysis, which went something like this: Post-war Britain had a post-war political consensus. Much of industry … Continue reading

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