Olympics whip up British patriotism

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During the run-up to the London Olympic Games, British irony was in full swing, complete with predictions of gridlocked traffic, frustrated spectators and lapses in security. Then something happened. It all worked out. The Olympics proved “we’re not just the sum total of our corrupt bankers [or] our pretty useless political class,” Peter Whittle told Warren on today’s To the Point. “We are more than that.” Whittle is the founder of Britain’s conservative New Culture Forum and the author of “Being British: What’s Wrong With It?”