Talkabout being at the centre of Europe is commonplace. But whenLithuanians say it, they really mean it…Whatdoyou do if you want to promote yourself as a tourist destination butdon’t have anything likely to be of the remotest interest topeople? Well, as the Scots living around Loch Ness will tell you, youmake up a good reason – even if it doesn’t really exist!Betterstill, you get the French to make up a reason for you. Not only doesthis make it look like you’re not trying to pull a fast one bypromoting your own pitch, it means that French intellectuals canindulge...
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