Benjamin Disraeli Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Mar 22, 2021

What happens now? Trump was defeated, but more than 74 million people voted for him, and Republicans won’t elect a president in 2024 if they leave the party. And yet that obviously won’t suffice. The party will need both the…

by | May 3, 2020

British prime minister Boris Johnson, returning to work after recuperating from seriously contracting the coronavirus, gives his first address to the nation and strikes a sour note. Wanted was a Churchillian moment of resolution and defiance, if not to “fight…

by | Apr 28, 2020

Despite his famous blond mane, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is clearly no “Goldilocks.” She it was who took up with a family of three bears, sitting in their rocking chairs, eating their porridge, and sleeping in their beds. In each…

by | Apr 19, 2020

Happy Primrose Day! If such glad tidings are tolerated as the coronavirus — or the response thereto — continues its worldwide assault upon our health, our polities, and our sanity. Primrose Day is an occasion to celebrate the life and…

by | Mar 14, 2020

Boris Johnson can boast that in at least one political maneuver, he has trumped Benjamin Disraeli. As the United Kingdom begins three months of intense negotiations with the European Union, discussions will be in English. That’s quite a concession from predominantly…

by | Mar 8, 2020

Historian David Starkey is leading the charge to make Benjamin Disraeli “relevant” again. Starkey may be best known to American audiences through public television and his documentaries on Henry VIII, the king’s many wives, and the political impact of Britain’s…

by | Feb 16, 2020

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. — Benjamin Disraeli Barely two weeks since Brexiteers celebrated Britain’s exit from the European Union, already alarms are…

by | Feb 10, 2020

“There is a dayspring in the history of this nation, which perhaps those only who are on the mountaintops can as yet recognize,” Benjamin Disraeli wrote of England. “You deem you are in darkness, and I see a dawn.” Since January 31,…

by | Jan 18, 2020

The year 2020 is only just begun and already there are expectations of repeating the promise of the early 1920s, an era of peace and prosperity early in the decade. Nowhere is this enthusiasm more evident than in the United…

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