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Queen Elizabeth: Embodying Christian Monarchy
Queen Elizabeth: Embodying Christian Monarchy

Throughout the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, words such as faithful, dutiful, and loving have been used to describe the now 70-year reign of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. These have been accompanied by both explicit and implicit calls to emulate her.

G.K. Chesterton on the Necessity of Public Monuments and Memorials - Memorial Day
G.K. Chesterton on the Necessity of Public Monuments and Memorials

In this atmosphere of apathetic patriotism, G.K. Chesterton’s “Defense of Publicity,” an essay on public monuments, might draw focus back to the purpose of Memorial Day.

The Mad Pacifism of Doctor Who

The BBC should bring back the skepticism of pacifism that Doctor Who used to have.

The Queen’s Speech
The Queen’s Speech

With those words—“Her Majesty’s Government will…”—the speech from the throne was not read by the monarch. For the first time since the beginning of the present reign, this important address to Parliament was read for her by her 74-year-old son, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Niebuhr’s Report from Scotland, 1947
Niebuhr’s Report from Scotland, 1947

In late winter and early spring 1947, Reinhold Niebuhr visited Europe and wrote short editorials for Christianity and Crisis as he traveled. In the following correspondences, the first coming from Scotland and the second coming from somewhere in the United Kingdom, he offers brief reflections on different current events.

The Remarkable Baroness: A Review of Lela Gilbert’s Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World
The Remarkable Baroness: A Review of Lela Gilbert’s Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World

This new edition of Baroness Cox: Eyewitness to a Broken World by Lela Gilbert shows that the international religious freedom advocate is not slowing down, and her recent ventures take several additional chapters to describe.

G.K. Chesterton’s Lessons for Patriotism and the Olympics
G.K. Chesterton’s Lessons for Patriotism and the Olympics

The world is watching as Beijing hosts the XXIV Winter Olympiad. There is something about the Olympics that elicits national pride. But is sport a form of patriotic action?

The Lessons of Britain’s Commitment to Belgium for US Policy in the Taiwan Strait
The Lessons of Britain’s Commitment to Belgium for US Policy in the Taiwan Strait

In the case of Taiwan, however, disproportionate focus on the Cold War can obscure other historical cases, such as Britain’s commitment to Belgium, that provide useful lessons for preventing geopolitical catastrophe.

Responding to Russia’s Threat to Ukraine
Responding to Russia’s Threat to Ukraine

The US should continue to use public diplomacy so that the world does not get distracted and knows that Russia is the aggressor. But Washington must also be prepared with sanctions and other tools in case these efforts fail.