Foreign News: City of Shame

Every weekend, G.I.s swarm into the ancient city of Oxford. They saunter down High Street, crowd into its ancient pubs, block every streetcorner. There are 15,000 of them on U.S. Air Force bases in the area around Oxford. The G.I.s like girls, and the girls like G.I.s: for one thing, they have more money to spend than the local boys. Oxford also, for as long as anybody can remember, has had a high rate of illegitimate births (7.9% v. 5.0% for the rest of England). Whenever a British tabloid editor wants to flog up some circulation, he puts together the G.I.s,...

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