Alex Massie

Aged 10, I hated Don Bradman...

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Don't get too excited. Blogging hiatus may not be entirely done with... Apart from anything else, finding more than 2,500 items on one's RSS feed is enough to weary any sensible fellow. Also, I've been struck down with flu (cure: hot whisky and lots of Wodehouse, especially the Blandings Castle novels). Anyway, this, from the always estimable Matt Welch made me smile today:

When I was back there in elementary school, I thought Thomas Jefferson was a total sellout for buying Louisiana from Napoleon, because it contradicted his lifelong beliefs about the exercise of executive federal power. Yes, that's what I was like at age 10.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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