about being at the centre of Europe is commonplace. But when
Lithuanians say it, they really mean it…
you do if you want to promote yourself as a tourist destination but
don’t have anything likely to be of the remotest interest to
people? Well, as the Scots living around Loch Ness will tell you, you
make up a good reason – even if it doesn’t really exist!
still, you get the French to make up a reason for you. Not only does
this make it look like you’re not trying to pull a fast one by
promoting your own pitch, it means that French intellectuals can
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