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Thursday, April 05, 2012

My Knowledge of European Geography Was Sketchy

I'm here in Belfast attending the British Political Studies Association annual conference. At a meeting of our sub-group, my friend James Connelly remarked, "Attendance is low this year: I guess we get a lot more people when the conference is on the mainland."

"James," I asked, "are the Poles and French and Greeks and so on aware that England is the mainland?"

"Yes, they are," he responded.

Heavy fog in the Channel, continent isolated.

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