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A Weekend in the Country

Mar 24, 2013 - The New York Times
Mergers and Acquisitions

Chipping Norton, England -- The power centers of British politics and media may reside in London, but their tentacles extend to a tiny working-class market town with rows of glistening stone buildings, 17th-century pubs and a medieval church.

This politically conservative Tory stronghold in rural Oxfordshire, with its green hills dotted with sheep and cottages with slate roofs, is in some ways London's amped-up version of the Hamptons -- if President Obama, David Axelrod and Rupert Murdoch...