Britain

Anti-Semitism in British Politics Swings Left with Jeremy Corbyn
Anti-Semitism in British Politics Swings Left with Jeremy Corbyn

There has been a disturbing trend toward anti-Semitism in British politics.

Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat
Britain Has a Flawed Response to Islamist Terrorism’s Threat

The UK’s very broad counter-extremism strategy is inadequate to address terrorism and violent extremism, Islamist or otherwise.

Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt? Yulia Sergei Skripal
Should the UK Target Russian Spies after Assassination Attempt?

If Russian agents in the UK tried to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian agents should pay.

Peter Hitchens’ Despair for Britain

Perpetually grouchy British conservative commentator Peter Hitchens, Christian brother to the late atheist (and more optimistic) journalist Christopher Hitchens, in…

Churchill, Halifax, & Christmas Eve

The new film Darkest Hour about Churchill’s tense first days as premier movingly portrays how the fortitude of the common…

Thoughts in Wartime England: In Praise of the British
Thoughts in Wartime England: In Praise of the British

This essay, written by Lynn Harold Hough for Christianity and Crisis on October 19, 1942, praises the quiet strength and steely courage of the British people throughout World War Two.

Churchill’s Painting for Adenauer

Churchill’s painting of Athens conveyed his hopes to Chancellor Adenauer that democracy could arise from the ruins of defeated and war-ravaged Germany.

Viceroy's House & the Great Game
Viceroy’s House & the Great Game

Fans of Downton Abby will appreciate that Hugh Bonneville (i.e., Lord Grantham) portrays another aristocrat, Lord Mountbatten, in the new film…

Falklands War
Presidential Phone Chats & Reagan’s Falklands Error

Aggression was decisively and instructively defeated before a watching world during the Falklands War. But there’s a warning embedded in the success story.