United Kingdom (UK)

Hidden Economic Opportunities Brexit
The Hidden Economic Opportunities of Brexit

We have been led to believe Brexit is leading the United Kingdom toward the precipice of economic self-destruction in a…

What’s Houning Baskerville Brexit Theresa May
What’s Hounding Baskerville?

On reading Stephen Baskerville’s view of Brexit and its wake, I hear the sound of an axe grinding. I can’t tell what the axe is, but its grinding is loud and unmistakeable: it sounds through a relentless lack of charity. Quite what’s hounding Dr Baskerville, I do not know and will not presume to speculate. But the distorting effects are right up-front, and I must gainsay them.

God, Mrs. Thatcher and Brexit, Too: Review of Filby’s God & Mrs. Thatcher
God, Mrs. Thatcher and Brexit, Too

In her book God & Mrs. Thatcher, Dr. Eliza Filby recognizes this tendency to perceive Margaret Thatcher as some ahistorical persona present in all of Britain’s affairs.

Britain Referendum Brexit Eighteenth Brumaire Theresa May
Britain’s Referendum and the Eighteenth Brumaire of Theresa May

No election has conferred Theresa May with any mandate. On the contrary, the voters who did say something quite different now have virtually no control over how the politicians who refused to lead on Brexit now manipulate the results for their own purposes.

Moral Multilateralism: Obama Doctrine Christian Realism
Moral Multilateralism: The Obama Doctrine’s Christian Realism

The search for what is the Obama Doctrine is over—and has been since he gave a speech to the graduating cadets at West Point, when he explained the conditions under which Americans would take up arms.

Somme
Evaluating the Somme

The carnage one hundred years ago on the Somme was appalling. And because of Haig’s excessive strategic ambition, it was inefficiently appalling. But that didn’t make it futile.

Our Kind of Traitor
Traitors, Bombs & Christendom

The new international thriller film Our Kind of Traitor, based on a 2010 novel by master spy raconteur John LeCarré, is surprisingly inspiring.

Russian Roulette Book Review
Peacemaking Espionage

Milton’s Russian Roulette tells the captivating history of how British spies prevented the Bolsheviks from spreading revolution.

Brexit and Pursuing Sovereignty over Regulations
Brexit & Pursuing Sovereignty over Regulations

If Britain does vote to leave, a driving factor would be a desire to reassert London’s sovereignty, instead of allowing the EU to dictate policies or regulations. Yet there is a risk that the UK would exchange real sovereignty for an imaginary kind.