Sunday, June 12, 2011

When two tribes go to war

Michael Field in the Sunday Star-Times today:
Fiji and Tonga warships have confronted each other in an escalating quarrel over two lonely reefs 1500km north of Auckland.
Jorge Luis Borges in Time, 1982:
The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Um, except that - unlike deep and pretty rugged southern ocean islands - possession of these comes with a reasonably vibrant marine ecosystem, including (or, so the two governments believe, at any rate) a really big exclusive economic zone. We know that it's not a book award, so it's difficult to see as really important, but do try.