I receive emails from something I would usually boycott: The Imperial War Museum (link above). I joined their list because they maintain the Churchill War Rooms (underground bunkers from which he conducted the War when London was being bombed), and because when I was 16 years old (50 years ago) I had managed to wangle my way into Sir Winston Churchill's entourage and obtained one of his hand-made Cuban cigars (you can read the story in my original 16-year-old prose --lumps and all -- at http://churchillandboy.blogspot.com). I n other words, I joined for nostalgic not philosophic reasons.
What prompts my post today is the Imperial War Museum's latest solicitation which has among other things a rotating slide show featuring "shopping" opportunities in the Museum's store, even opportunities for children to purchase toys!
Need I say more?