American Independence: Time to End the Experiment?

British professor Julian Lindley-French offers a tongue-in-cheek essay for the 4th of July: "American Independence: Time to End the Experiment."

British professor Julian Lindley-French offers a tongue-in-cheek essay for the 4th of July: “American Independence: Time to End the Experiment.”

There would even be some benefits of, let’s call it reintegration, to both the Mother Country and yourselves. For example, the Royal Navy would become marginally bigger and you would no longer have to drink that coloured water you call beer. We would certainly be willing to scrap all your politicians and lawyers thus eradicating your budget deficit in a trice. And, finally, Hollywood would be able to make proper films that gave an accurate account of our glorious role in your history. We did indeed win World Wars One and Two and it is about time the true story was told.

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Comments

  1. DC Loser says:

    But think of the setback to dentistry on this side of the pond if that were to happen.

  2. Eric the OTB Lurker says:

    But think of the setback to dentistry on this side of the pond if that were to happen.

    Indeed. Just one look through The Big Book of British Smiles would be enough for me to grab my gun and fight. (shudder)

  3. And I will put Dogfish Head 90 minute up against any any alcoholic beverage in the world.