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Day: May 18, 2017

Which party would the average American Democrat vote for if they moved to your country? And why do you think that?

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As all the other answers have said, there is just too broad a spectrum of views within the American Democrat party for us to speak of an average Democrat. Unless, of course, that is code for “moderate Democrat” or even “blue dog Democrat”. Australia too has two big tent major parties. Labour has a left […]

Where in Australia do most expats from South Africa live?

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In my experience, Perth by far. Enough that the South African presence in Perth is very visible: it’s one of the largest ethnic subgroups there. (Perth has not had the same level of Mediterranean or Asian migration as Sydney or Melbourne.) South African restaurants are common there, and very uncommon in Melbourne (though I’ve still […]

How many children did your grandparents have?

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My maternal grandparents (Crete) had five (1940–1953). John, Helen, Maria, Georgia, George. My paternal grandparents (Cyprus) had nine (1926–1947), of which one was still-born (Angelica) and one died of smallpox as a toddler (Kostas). George,† Helen, Chris, Stavros, Dora,† Andrew, Savvas. As Savvas once said to me, “the machine kept going, until it stopped.” The […]

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