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by | Sep 22, 2022

As a practicing Anglophile, heavy TV news consumer, and borderline insomniac, there was no chance that I would miss the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The 4 a.m. ET start of coverage was less a deterrent than a lure.  I…

by | Sep 21, 2022

Washington — The enormous outpouring of affection for Queen Elizabeth II has recently demonstrated to the world that monarchy is not dead. Now attention will turn to King Charles III, and we shall see how he will do. As I…

by | Sep 15, 2022

Three months ago, colorful crowds caroused in the streets of London as the queen stepped onto the Buckingham Palace balcony to celebrate her 70th year on the throne. Today, the streets are quiet, grey, and bleak. A cloud of melancholy…

by | Sep 15, 2022

Shortly after taking over as the new U.K. prime minister, Liz Truss announced plans to fight inflation by capping household energy prices over the next two years. Blimey! Billed as the most free-market prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, Truss’s first…

by | Jul 22, 2022

The Turning Point: 1851 — A Year That Changed Charles Dickens and the World By Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Knopf, 368 pages, $30) 1851 was not only a pivotal year in the professional and personal life of the legendary writer Charles Dickens,…

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 | Apr 23, 2022

An 18-year-old British man who identifies as non-binary claims he was kicked out of a luxury dress shop last week while trying on prom dresses in the fitting room. The man, Charlie Moore, said he visited the retailer alongside his…

by | Apr 5, 2022

Ukraine has received Soviet-era T-72M tanks and BVP-1 Czech-made infantry fighting vehicles from the Czech Republic, Czech officials told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. The shipment marks a notable increase in Western support for Ukraine, as it is the first…

by | Mar 15, 2022

On Tuesday, a small caravan of military vehicles drove past my window, on their way to the center of town a few blocks away. A look at the local newspaper provided the explanation that for a few days this week…

by | Feb 12, 2022

London — The parallels between American and British politics make many Brits nervous — especially when it comes to brash Prime Minister Boris Johnson and boastful former President Donald Trump. As I spent the week in the U.K., Labour and conservative…

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