libera voce/libera mente

"free voice, free mind"

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Adult Enough

"More than 150 ships from 35 countries converged on the English channel this week for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar . . . To avoid offending the French, however, the re-enactment was presented as a battle between an unnamed "red team" and an unnamed "blue team." Anna Tribe, 75, the great-great-great-grandaughter of (Admiral Lord) Nelson and his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton, said . . 'I am sure that the French and the Spaniards are adult enough to appreciate that we did win that battle.'"

(reported in THE WEEK July 15, 2005)