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Law Without Justice

Law Without Justice

It started in Paris, famous for baguettes, the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. And most of all, for its romance. Beth Alexander, then 22, had the world lying at her feet when she came to France seven years ago for an international students’ weekend. About to graduate from Cambridge University and accepted for a masters […]

The Gate Crasher: All the Town’s a Stage

The Gate Crasher: All the Town’s a Stage

A hush went over the large room as the British Ambassador Simon Smith took center stage, welcoming the guests to The Residence extraordinaire that is his home. It was opening night of Rough Crossing, at Vienna’s English Theater, a play by Britain’s finest Tom Stoppard, and Simon congratulated the cast of six, and ended by […]

Farewell Symphony

Farewell Symphony

Diplomats never get to stay anywhere for long. Thus, it came as no surprise that the British Ambassador to Austria John Macgregor – musician extraordinaire – left Vienna in August 2007, after four years. But that didn’t make it any easier. “I lift myself above – in a Buddhist sense,” he said, “As a diplomat, […]

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