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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 05:03 PM

8. That's a bit overblown from Mr Ellsberg, isn't it? The "British Empire" is long gone: there are

fourteen British Overseas Territories, the largest three of which (in descending order) are (1) their antarctic research station, (2) the Falklands, and (3) the Sandwich Islands. The total area of the remaining eleven British Overseas Territories does not even come to 750 square miles -- that is, they (combined) are considerable smaller than the state of Rhode Island

Of course, the situation was rather different when Mr Ellsberg was born in 1931, though one might have expected him to notice events such as the independence of India or the Suez crisis or the partition of Palestine or the independence of Zimbabwe or any of a number of other geopolitical moments of import during Ellsberg's youth

Here is someone who actually stood up to the British Empire, back when that Empire existed:



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