Archive - Nov 26, 2007

Political talk

A British journalist makes a salient point. There is a tradition in this country of politics not being a topic of polite discussion. In England, conversations are much more pointed and discussing politics is fair game, and a fun game (as long as you keep off the Irish question). I have had good conversations with Brits about politics, but many have just devolved into what I saw as a volley of insults, at which time I just backed off, lacking the desire for a fight.