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  1. Paul

    I agree. In Britain, US patriots are caricatured as vulgar jingoists, yet Americans’ deep reverence for (indeed near-idolatry of) the Stars & Stripes has no connotation of drunkenness, swearing, indecent exposure and street violence.

    Were a group of young Americans to drape themselves in Old Glory and wander down the Rive Gauche singing The Star Spangled Banner, they might be spat at. Were a group of young Brits to do the same with the flag of St. George and God Save The Queen, they would more likely be feared.


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