Nation: The Milky Way

In countries that have a lot of cows, politicians sooner or later must take a position on milk. Even Sir Winston Churchill, who personally prefers strong stuff, gave a limited endorsement to milk: "There is no finer investment for any community to make than putting milk into babies." France's Premier (1954-55) Pierre Mendès-France urged his countrymen to give up wine in favor of milk; most Frenchmen considered Lactophile Mendès-France some sort of nut, and he did not last long as Premier. Even more recently, the British National Milk Publicity Council, backed by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, achieved a dramatic upsurge in...

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