That's just one reason why the U.K. has never been known as the "Brain Trust of the Universe". The Irish and Scots invented whisk(e)y and still had to leave it to politicians to decide?!
Lucky for me that my Protestant Scotch-Irish ancestors were smart enough to move to the New World when land was cheap! The native American Indians weren't to keen on the idea, but gunpowder and lead shot drove the new zoning ordinance home.
Nowadays we have the cultural quadrangle of Super Wal*Mart; Best Buy, Home Depot, & Lowes.
And, of course, "I found Love! At the K-Mart Store!" Have you seen that comercial?
Somehow Alcohol; Tobacco, and Firearms are the only authentic things we have left to hang onto.
Everything else is a sham!
This is particularly true with history. "What do you mean that there are first hand accounts that negagte my politically correct theory?!" "How inconvienent!" "Ignore them! Maybe no one will know!"
Leave it to Professor Veach to dig up inconvienient and uncomfortable facts! Thank GOD for real
ima - "Just The Facts Ma'am." - 8)