Russia: Old Soldiers Do Die

In the past three weeks, the authoritative London Times has reported the deaths of a countess, a viscountess, a baroness, two lords, two baronets, a knight and the widows of eight knights. It seems possible that these deaths, coupled with widespread student rioting, disaffection with the Westminster government and the bloody battles in Ulster, indicate that at last the British proletariat have begun to throw off the bloodstained shackles of the aristocratic governing clique.

So, suggested Columnist Tony Clifton in the Sunday Times of London, might a Russian reporter with a conspiratorial imagination interpret recent events in Britain. Clifton was...

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