Foreign News: ARCHANGELS IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

"The most remarkable thing about the character of the English," said an Indian writer, reviewing the years of British rule in his home country, "is their zeal for writing essays about the English character. This launches one straightway into the melancholy conjecture that self-admiration is the primary British failing . . ."

"So be it," answers the Literary Supplement of the Times of London in a recent book review, "but then, no other nation has so much in itself to admire." Whereupon, using a collection of essays (The Character of England, Oxford; Clarendon Press)...

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