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 11, 2020

One consequence of the United Kingdom’s victory in securing independence from the super-state pretensions of the European Union may be to rejuvenate the EU itself. Not that the UK, as a member state, posed an inexorable risk to the viability…

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 29, 2020

Adherents of personal liberty, ever attuned to political opportunity, cannot ignore the possibilities presidential election years present. The year 2020 is no different. With an eastward wind comes inspiration from the United Kingdom, courtesy of its exit from the European…

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 | Feb 1, 2020

This weekend, Britain regains its independence from membership in the European Union. After four long years of setbacks, frustrations, and calumny from Remainers in Parliament, think tanks, and the broadcast media, Britons will finally see their 2016 referendum vote to…

by | Jan 30, 2020

When the United Kingdom exits the European Union late on Friday, Brexit will be hailed as a victory for British democracy. Three times Britons voted to leave the EU and “take back control”: in June 2016, when the Leave campaign…

by | Jan 28, 2020

As in any divorce, attention is focused upon the agitator for break-up. What led to the severing of cordial relations? Why are resolution and compromise no longer options to explore? How will our “hero” fare once separation is accomplished and…

by | Jan 22, 2020

A new European Union scheme, championed by an official who sings the praises of “political Islam,” advocates expanding religious influence over all areas of European public life, to little opposition. Meanwhile, in the United States, the question of religion in…

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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