Why do I love the British so much? I mean, besides the whole tea thing?
Well they were the first modern empire. The first empire to really cope with the Industrial Revolution and the birth of modern technology. I find the triumphs and failures of the British to be spectacularly (is that a word?) fascinating.
Two things stay with me about my years reading up on World War II:
- For pete's sake, don't invade Russia then get stuck there for the winter.
- Don't bomb the British. It's just a bad idea.
My heart goes out to you Britain. I'm tipping my mug of Earl Grey in salute. Be strong, be brave, and continue to be resilient.