Category Archives: Europe

Did You Know that the United Kingdom Censored Animal Farm? Here’s Why:

Animal Farm is one of the most famous tracts of the 20th century. It’s a prescient warning against totalitarianism. Its influence is such that phrases such as “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” are … Continue reading

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Tourism in the United States

A lot of people visit America. According to the latest estimates, about sixty million people came in 2011. Continue reading

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Colonialism As Portrayed By the British Media

Something quite peculiar sometimes happens when the British press deals with India, however. One occasionally comes across a news article hinting about British benevolence during the colonial era. Often this may take the form of a local Indian purportedly speaking to the reporter about how he or she missed life under the British Raj. Continue reading

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Why These Olympics Are So Much Less Interesting Than the Last Ones

The host of the 2012 Olympic Games is the United Kingdom, which has been a very boring country ever since losing its empire. Since then the U.K. has happily bubbled along as a wealthy European country which has studiously avoided doing anything that would make news. The London Olympics have thus been reduced to a mere sporting event. Continue reading

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What Flags Do Russia’s Protesters Use?

Russia has recently had a number of protests against President Vladimir Putin. The protests constitute a challenge of urban Russians against Putin’s rule.

If you’ve ever seen pictures of these protests, one interesting thing stands out. This is the fact that the protesters don’t wave Russia’s national flag. Instead, they always wave different flags: Continue reading

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A Revealing Story About Russia’s Mind-Set

Russia launched a spacecraft to explore Mars, which unfortunately failed. Then Russian officials did something very curious: they blamed the failure on an American weapon. America, in this view, purposely used a weapon to destroy Russia’s probe. Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation, Economic Freedom, and Greece

What country cut government spending the most in 2011?

Most people would generally agree that the answer is Greece. Continue reading

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