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Titanic II – Part 1 : Downton Abbey on the North Atlantic, Cruising as Performance Art

How should we think about the RMS Titanic? Was the ship, which sank with a loss of over 1,500, a major maritime tragedy? Or was it just the backdrop for a historical drama about wealth and class conflict – a sort of Downton Abbey on the North Atlantic? … Continue reading

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Titanic II ? Unsinkable? Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Has Big Plans

On the heels of the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer has announced his plans to build a 21st-century replica of the Titanic and sail it from England to New York accompanied by the Chinese navy by the … Continue reading

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