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Hunting elephants while Madrid burns

Hunting elephants while Madrid burns "King Juan Carlos' trip struck a nerve, seeming, in its timing and purpose, to embody aristocratic decadence. For one thing, it cost thirty thousand euros - eight thousand more than the average Spaniard's salary, at a moment when a bailout looms and unemployment is at twenty-four per cent. For another, killing elephants?"

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 - 2:51pm
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