Anna Fifield: Shelby right?

By Anna Fifield In Diary

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28th February, 2013
My favourite thing about Washington is getting out of it. It’s not that I don’t like the US capital, but that it often seems as if there are no “real” people here. With all the political posturing, focus-grouping and perfectly blow-dried hair (congressmen and women alike), it often seems this city is an island adrift from the rest of the US. So I was excited to put on my amateur-anthropologist hat and make my first trip to Alabama this month. Confederate flags could still be seen flying from some houses and men in white suits and bow ties wandered the halls of the state senate like ...

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