Monday, December 15, 2008


Interesting conjunction of artists I like -

Ray Davies - "The Tourist"

Diana Wynne Jones - Dark Lord of Derkholm

I wonder - is the moral ambiguity of tourism more of a British theme than an American one? If so, why? I suppose it's likely that more British people have experienced tourism outside their own country than Americans; this website gives a source, apparently now defunct, claiming that 34% of American adults have passports, whereas British tourists don't need passports to see a large number of other countries, including some which are certainly poorer than Britain.

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