England’s Cultural Scene Is ‘Glowing With Optimism’ (Says One International Observer)

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post/Slate foreign affairs columnist (and wife of Poland’s foreign minister): “Twice in one day, in other words, I encountered mobs of people, pushing and shoving one another, desperate to get into a London cultural event. Those who had booked well in advance clutched their ticket as if it contained a winning lottery number.”

Source: The Telegraph (UK) 02/27/12