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Less than 3 per cent of men report to female managers. [The End of Masculinity, John MacInnes]

In 1914, Britain had nine ambassadors. Today there are roughly 140 ambassadors plus nine accredited to multilateral organisations.

[The Statesman’s Yearbook]

Until 1977, German men had the legal right to forbid their wives to take paid employment. [The End of Masculinity, John MacInnes]

The World Health Organisation says 80 per cent of cancer cases are due to environmental factors. [Living Downstream, Sandra Steingraber]

In 1989, the market value of equities traded in London was one sixth of that in Japan. In March…

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