I spent yesterday trawling the shops in here in London for Stars and Stripes to decorate my apartment for my Presidential election party — and across the city they were all sold out. One shopkeeper in the East End told me: "For the past eight years we've done a big trade in American flags because people buy them to burn them. This is the first time I can remember people buying them because they actually want to wave them."
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Election of Obama reduces flag burning abroad
Johann Hari paints a picture of how the election of Barack Obama has changed the world's view of the United States: