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The Irrationality of Nations

Every nation has a core irrationality - a belief about itself which no amount of contrary evidence can shift - says Adam Gopnik. Adam tries to uncover the core irrationality of the four nations he knows best: the United States, France, Canada and the UK.

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A Point of View: The foibles of four countries

A Point of View: The foibles of four countries

American insularity, French insecurity, Canadian unexcitability, British embarrassment - Adam Gopnik on the inherent foibles of four countries close to his heart.

 

Read Adam Gopnik’s article on the BBC News website

 

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