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Zoological Marxists 25th April 2005In her review (May) of the new Dictionary of National Biography, Margaret Drabble says: “It is interesting how many of those involved with the creation of the London Zoo were Marxists.” But London Zoo was founded in the 1820s, long before anybody had heard of Marx. Richard Fitter Cambridge Britain undistressed21st April 2005Guy Bellairs (Letters, May) falls into the common trap of thinking that the nautical distress signal involves flying the union flag upside-down. You would be hard pressed to tell which way up it was at any distance at sea! In fact, the distress signal…

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