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Posted Thu May 30th, 2013 5:09pm Post subject: So Little Time in Maryland

Yes, we know, you folks think the U.S. is only LA and New York City and the crazy rightwingers in the South, so this project of Mr. Fry's *was* an honest concept, at least in its attempt to break out of that mindset.

We also know that not every place in the U.S. can or should be visited in a tour like this.

All that being said, the history of the state of Maryland is in many ways more fundamental to the modern Anglo-American relationship than that of any other state -- it directly rivals Massachusetts in terms of how Americans look at turning points in their own history and how those turning points involved layers of both overt and implicit British influence.

We know you all think nothing happened in the first half of the 19th century in the United States, certainly nothing that had anything to do with Britain. If only Mr. Fry had spent more than five minutes driving through the rolling hills of Maryland, we could easily have demonstrated otherwise.

Such a shame.

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