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Dispersement and decentralisation could keep the bombers away

In a country as dedicated to archaeology as ours, it is surprising that only fashion is openly wedded to ceaseless revivals of the recent past. Whenever anything more weighty crops up, such as the periodic release of state papers under the 30-year rule, the media joins in the general amazement that any government decision of importance could possibly have been made in that vast ocean of time known to small children as the gap between dinosaurs and when they stopped chopping off people's ...

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