Brexit

Britain, Brexit, and Leadership Failure
Britain, Brexit, and Leadership Failure

The Brexit process has sown a double distrust. Politicians doubt the wisdom of the electorate, and many of the voters doubt the goodwill of their leaders. It bodes ill for the future, especially at a time when populist parties are in the ascendancy across Europe.

European Nationalism: Defining the Problem
European Nationalism: Defining the Problem

True patriotism is not about establishing the external borders of your love so much as the ordering of it. For the Christian, who has access to an unending source of love in God, no one ought to be excluded from this love—neither your neighbor, nor fellow countrymen, nor other peoples around the globe.

Immortal Memory: What Scotland’s Robert Burns Can Teach Us about Nationalism
Immortal Memory: What Scotland’s Robert Burns Can Teach Us about Nationalism

Tonight people will gather for Burns Night to remember one of Scotland’s national heroes. But should this man’s flaws cause us to rethink his place in national mythmaking and nationalism in general?

Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism
Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism

Suggesting we should shun petty nationalism and encourage the ennobling type offers little foreign policy guidance, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.

Petty Micro-Nationalisms

Hopefully, the wisdom of responsible nationalism will prevail against contrived, peevish separatism in Catalonia, Scotland, and elsewhere.

Lord Fairfax & the Special Relationship

Nicholas, 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, spoke to an attentive Fairfax City audience on Brexit and Britain’s special relationship with America.

UK General Election Result: Winners and Losers
UK General Election Result: Winners and Losers

Despite Labour being the only party to gain a significant number of seats in the UK general election yesterday, they remain only the second-largest party in the Parliament.

Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Book Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age
Iron Curtain to Shredded Curtain? Review of James Kirchick’s The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

James Kirchick’s The End of Europe provides an informative tour through contemporary political developments, but its lack of analytical rigor is remarkable.

UK General Election Guide and What the Result Could Mean Theresa May Jeremy Corbyn Brexit
UK General Election Guide and What the Result Could Mean

Tomorrow is the UK general election. The outcome will determine who will lead Britain through Brexit negotiations, whether Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn.