Polls: War and Angst

European views on morality

The French are the most adulterous. The Danes, the most tolerant. The Italians—what other nation produces as many sobbing tenors?—are the most melancholy. And the British, perhaps because their green and pleasant land has not been the battlefield the Continent has been in living memory, are the most willing to go to war for Queen and country.

Suppositions from abroad, perhaps? Stereotypes laid on the French, Danes, Italians and British by their neighbors? Not at all. These turn out to be national self-appraisals in a sweeping poll taken...

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