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by | Sep 11, 2022

This royal throne of kings, this scepter’d isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this…

by | Sep 10, 2022

In ancient Israel, King Saul and King David began their reigns only after the people had gathered and acclaimed them as their monarch. The power they had in their hands was real — they were not only heads of state,…

by | Aug 20, 2022

Most citizens are pained by the ugliness of today’s politics. So many wonder where the America they love has gone. Worst of all, in trying to sort it out, they look at the confusion of the deadly political fights swirling…

by | Jul 7, 2022

Boris has gone. He really has. The biggest personality in postwar British politics, bigger even than Churchill, has been brought down. His many opponents are jubilant, his many supporters distraught. Boris, as befits someone of such incredible charisma (he was…

by | Jun 8, 2022

Washington — Take a break from the news. From the stories of war in Ukraine, the slaughter of schoolchildren in Texas, and from mayhem against minorities in Buffalo, New York. Turn your attention at least temporarily to consider Queen Elizabeth…

by | Jun 6, 2022

For the second weekend in a row, I observed a phenomenon that signaled a major rightward shift in the political-cultural axis. The previous weekend brought the enormous box-office success of Top Gun: Maverick, which came as a shock to everyone…

by | Jan 20, 2022

Who’d have thought a 95-year-old woman, who’s just lost her husband of seven decades, could be so utterly ruthless? Who could know she’d stand ready to desert her favorite child? And who could imagine that she would put her business…

by | Nov 8, 2021

The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III By Andrew Roberts (Viking, 784 pages, $32) Published on November 9. “George the Third/Ought never to have occurred./One can only wonder/At so grotesque a blunder.” This clerihew (by the…

by | Jul 25, 2021

Why do people work all the hours God sends, then, when they finally get to take a vacation, insist on sleeping in a field? I’ve never understood camping. Well, that’s not quite true. When I was 21 and impoverished, I…

by | May 7, 2021

In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire Laurence Bergreen (HarperCollins, 440 pages, $30) Francis Drake, son of an English clergyman of modest means, was a pirate, an explorer, a navigator, a world traveler to beat all world travelers, a vice admiral of the small but…

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