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  • For Queen and Country and Anglospheric Culture

    06/24/2016 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | June 24, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Great news from yesterday evening, as the British people (at least the English and Welsh ones) voted to secede from the Second Belgian Empire. “British voters chose to ‘leave’ the European Union on Thursday, defying the polls — and President Barack Obama, who had urged Britain to ‘remain’ in the EU. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had also urged Britain to stay in the EU. Only Donald Trump had backed the campaign to leave. “Republican strategists had panned Trump’s decision to travel to the UK in the midst of campaign turmoil, and in the wake of his blistering attack...
  • My new Anglosphere hero is New Zealand's John Key

    05/28/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    Daniel Hannan/The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last updated: May 28th, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    Is it possible for a Right-wing government to freeze spending and cut the deficit while remaining popular? As they say in New Zealand, ‘yih’. I’ve remarked before that, while no country is physically further from Britain, none is temperamentally closer. Yet there is a difference when it comes to public expenditure. A slowing of the rate of increase in the UK – there have, as yet, been no net cuts – is howled down as an assault on the poor directed by a clique of ancien régime aristocrats. In New Zealand, by contrast, ‘zero budgets’ are seen as prudent and...
  • The State of the Anglosphere - The decline of the English-speaking world has been greatly...

    03/01/2012 9:43:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 48+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2012 | Joel Kotkin and Shashi Parulekar
    The decline of the English-speaking world has been greatly exaggerated. The world financial crisis has provoked a stark feeling of decline among many in the West, particularly citizens of what some call the Anglosphere: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In the United States, for example, roughly 73 percent see the country as on the wrong track, according to an Ipsos MORI poll—a level of dissatisfaction unseen for a generation. Commentators across the political spectrum have described the Anglosphere as decadent, especially compared with the rising power of China. New York Times columnist Thomas...
  • Multiculturalism: everybody seems to know it doesn’t work except Obama

    04/03/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 38 replies ^ | April 3, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    The 60s campus chant of “Hey, Hey, Ho , Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go, “ doesn’t sound so funny now as we see the inroads multiculturalism has made on our freedoms, our rule of law, our very way of life. In the run up to the Chicago Islam Conference of June 15, 2010, one commenter said, “to re-establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) we need to build an overwhelmingly strong movement within our countries that will overthrow the corrupt rulers from their thrones and bring into place a Khalifah who will implement the Shariah and stand up for the affairs...
  • Mark Steyn : Dependence Day (the British are losing their civilizational will to live)

    01/19/2011 6:58:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | 01/19/2011 | Mark Steyn
    If I am pessimistic about the future of liberty, it is because I am pessimistic about the strength of the English-speaking nations, which have, in profound ways, surrendered to forces at odds with their inheritance. “Declinism” is in the air, but some of us apocalyptic types are way beyond that. The United States is facing nothing so amiable and genteel as Continental-style “decline,” but something more like sliding off a cliff. In the days when I used to write for Fleet Street, a lot of readers and several of my editors accused me of being anti-British. I’m not. I’m extremely...
  • India's relationship with the Anglosphere will define the twenty-first century

    09/25/2010 3:24:20 PM PDT · by Undocumented_capitalist · 23 replies ^ | September 25th, 2010 | Daniel Hannan
    The Anglosphere, for anyone who still doesn’t know, is the community of free, English-speaking nations linked, not by governmental decree, but by shared values. Which nations, exactly? Good question. The UK and Ireland, obviously, the US and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, plus what’s left of the Britain’s extended archipelago (the Falkland Islands, Bermuda and so on).
  • Encouraging Developments from the Edges of the Anglosphere (From Alaska to Australia)

    08/30/2010 7:25:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2010 | Michael Barone
    In this tumultuous political year, the latest sharp surprises come from the far reaches of the Anglosphere — Alaska and Australia. These were lands to which Capt. James Cook voyaged even as the seaboard Atlantic colonists were rebelling against king and Parliament in London. Cook’s charts of the southern coast of Australia are still in use, and he sailed from there to Hawaii and then through the Bering Strait to the ice-choked Arctic Sea. You can see splendid murals of his voyages in the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage. Australia joined the Anglosphere when the British established a convict settlement...
  • Britain to seek 'new special relationship' with India

    05/20/2010 8:52:14 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies · 335+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 20 May 2010 | The Times of India
    LONDON: Britain's new coalition government on Thursday committed itself to forge a 'new special relationship' with India, an objective Prime Minister David Cameron had articulated as early as 2006 during his visit to New Delhi as the Conservative leader. The full text of the coalition agreement published on Thursday says: "We will work to establish a new 'special relationship' with India and seek closer engagement with China, while standing firm on human rights in all our bilateral relationships". The agreement also supports India's membership to the UN Security Council. It says: "We support reform of the UN Security Council, including...
  • Obama Lights White House Diwali Lamp

    10/16/2009 10:55:54 PM PDT · by SupplySider · 58 replies · 2,516+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/15/09 | Aseem Shukla
    The Dow Jones reached a significant milestone yesterday, and news outlets were abuzz with excitement. Olympia Snowe's vote for the Baucus bill was plenty fodder for the 24-hour news cycles. But, for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in the United States, an epochal event transpired at the White House afternoon that should not slip notice. Lead me from Untruth to Truth. Lead me from darkness to light. Lead me from death to immortality. (from the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad -- I.iii.28) As the ethereal sounds of a Hindu priest's chanting of this Sanskrit prayer from ancient Hindu scripture filled the East Room,...
  • What If the EU Fractures, China Stagnates, or the U.S. Economy Worsens?

    03/12/2009 3:19:13 PM PDT · by ReaganRedux · 7 replies · 629+ views
    SeekingAlpha ^ | 031209 | ReaganRedux
    Suppose that simultaneously the EU fractured, China's economy stagnated and the US recession became even worse what could the cosequences be for Americans and the world?
  • Climate alarmism hits a brick wall

    12/19/2007 2:16:50 AM PST · by jsh3180 · 36 replies · 186+ views
    Financial Post ^ | Dec. 18,2007 | Benny Peiser
    The success of the major Anglosphere nations at last week's United Nations climate conference in Bali marks the beginning of the end of the age of climate hysteria. It also symbolizes a significant shift of political leadership in international climate diplomacy from the once-dominating European continent to North America and its Western allies. This power shift has perhaps never been more transparent and dramatic than in Bali, when Australia's Labour government, under the newly elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, announced a complete U-turn on the thorny issue of mandatory carbon dioxide emissions targets. Only days after Australia's delegation had backed...
  • Commentary:Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties?

    11/28/2007 8:01:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies · 927+ views
    United Press International,Asia ^ | Nov. 28 | M.D. NALAPAT
    Commentary: Will the USS Kitty Hawk cement U.S.-India military ties? MANIPAL, India, Nov. 28 M.D. NALAPAT Column: Future Present Thanks largely to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who shared with his leftwing British friends a dislike of the Yanks, the geopolitically senseless alienation between the United States and India continued for five decades after India's independence in 1947. What seems finally to have convinced the British to leave India was the seepage of loyalty from the Indian component of the armed forces. More than 2 million Indians saw action on the Allied side during World War II. Yet during...
  • Taliban Execute Teen for Teaching English in School

    11/16/2007 9:32:32 AM PST · by RDTF · 16 replies · 292+ views ^ | Nov 16, 2007 | Fox News, AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan — A teenage boy who was teaching English at a local school was dragged into the street and executed by Taliban militants, the provincial police chief reported. The brutal killing sparked a clash that left two suspected Islamist fighters and two policemen dead, an official said. "The boy, who was teaching English to other students after school hours, had been warned by the militants to stop teaching," provincial police chief Esmatuallh Alizai said. Taliban militants have killed several teachers and students in the past for attending the government-run schools, which they regard as un-Islamic. -snip-
  • Pittance of Time; there's still hope in Canada

    11/11/2005 9:25:33 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 4 replies · 1,014+ views
    On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us. Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable. When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement...
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

    10/13/2007 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 122 replies · 621+ views
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Jordi Mollà.From a National Catholic Register review By Steven D. Greydanus A lurid sort of Christopher Hitchens vision of history pervades Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Shekhar Kapur’s sequel to his 1998 art-house hit Elizabeth. The earlier film, which made a star of Cate Blanchett as the eponymous Virgin Queen, celebrated the triumph of bright, happy Elizabethan Protestantism over the dark, unwholesome Catholic world of Bloody Mary. Even so, that film’s church-bashing was tame compared that of this sequel, in which...
  • 30 reasons why we [Brits] hate the French

    10/11/2007 6:11:25 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 50 replies · 2,213+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2007 | Alex Clarke and Jules Eden
    As Les Rosbifs and The Frogs scrum down for tomorrow's Rugby World Cup semi-final, Alex Clarke and Jules Eden remind us of the infuriating habits of our cousins across the Channel. 1. Because they're losers Rugby matches played by England against France since 1906: 89. We've won 47; they've won 35. Draws: 7. 2. Because they're aggressive Wars fought against France since 1066: 35. We've won 23; they've won 11. Mutual defeats: 1 (American War of Independence). 3. Because of Napoleon 200 French streets, monuments and institutions commemorate the era of Napoleon, the inventor of totalitarian dictatorship. 4. And because...
  • Truckers must talk English [Laredo, Texas]

    08/26/2007 10:57:58 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 101 replies · 2,418+ views
    A commercial truck driver from Monterrey who has crossed Laredos international bridges countless times was stunned earlier this month when he received a ticket from U.S. inspectors because he cant speak English."We were worried," said Samuel Tamez Trevińo, owner of the truck that was driven by Rafael Segovia. "We consulted with attorneys. We were somewhat relieved when they told us it would be treated as a warning. But now what are we supposed to do?" Tamez Trevińo, whose transportation company is in Montemorelos, is concerned that his drivers may be unable or unwilling to learn English, considering that even a...
  • English-only signs in Merrimack

    08/10/2007 5:56:08 AM PDT · by wilco200 · 37 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | 8/10/07 | JIM KOZUBEK
    MERRIMACK – Latino people remain free and welcome to come swimming at Naticook Lake at Wasserman Park, but they are not going to find any Spanish-language signs to tell them the park rules. The town council last night voted 5-0-0 to update the park rules only in the English language, ending a two-week debate that captured national attention and hit at such nerves as public access and immigration. Finlay Rothhaus, whose grandfather immigrated from Germany in 1921, was the councilor who made the initial objection to the Spanish-language signs, and explained his line of thought to the public last night...
  • USS Eisenhower & USS Truman in exercise with HMS Illustrious

    08/01/2007 4:58:26 PM PDT · by NelsTandberg · 12 replies · 570+ views ^ | August 01, 2007 | Seaman Adrian J. Escobar
    Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), bottom, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), top, transit in formation with the Royal Navy's Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06) in the Atlantic Ocean. The carriers are currently participating in Operation Bold Step, bringing together more than 15,000 service members from three countries during a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX).
  • Tab for Teaching English Put at $3 Billion

    08/01/2007 11:49:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 601+ views
    Tab for Teaching English Put at $3 Billion June Kronholz reports on immigration. The cost of teaching English to 12 million legal and illegal adult immigrants now in the U.S. would approach $3 billion a year, says the Migration Policy Institute in a new report that’s likely to add fuel to an immigration fight that seemed to have cooled lately. The Washington-based nonpartisan think tank said that bringing the 5.8 million legal immigrants to a level of English proficiency that would enable them to get involved in civic life would cost $200 million a year for six years. That would...
  • Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus (" pandering to a P.C. agenda")

    07/12/2007 11:42:03 PM PDT · by Stoat · 135 replies · 5,616+ views
    Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus Posted 9 hours 19 minutes ago Updated 4 hours 38 minutes ago Just not cricket ... the exclusion of Winston Churchill is likely to leave traditionalists aghast. (File photo) (Reuters: Toby Melville) Britain's World War II prime minister Winston Churchill has been cut from a list of key historical figures recommended for teaching in English secondary schools, a government agency says.The radical overhaul of the school curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds is designed to bring secondary education up to date and allow teachers more flexibility in the subjects they teach, the Government said.But...
  • England's New War Motto: We Shall Not Fight Them on the Beaches; We Shall Not Fight Them on the Seas

    03/31/2007 12:02:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 912+ views
    Human Events ^ | 3/30/07 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Imagine a World War II movie with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum doing nothing while standing on the bridge of a well-armed war ship watching below as fellow American soldiers are being whisked away by a few Japanese in a small craft in the waters of the South Pacific. We would cringe in disbelief. It would not be soldier-like, patriotic, or manly. What sissies, we would think, what about the spirit of comradeship embodied in “all for one and one for all”? We would be ashamed at such an act of timidity and passivity. That is what happened last week...
  • David Warren-The Anglosphere

    03/08/2007 1:02:59 PM PST · by andrewwood · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | March 7, 2007 | David Warren
    By the word “Anglosphere” we mean the countries whose primary language is English, and whose legal, political, cultural, and religious traditions are directly descended from Britain and Magna Charta. Specifically: the U.K., the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand -- and there was a time when we might have mentioned South Africa, and the English-speaking elites of India and other parts of the former Empire. United by a language, to begin, but through that language with a common-sense view of the world that is distinguishable from continental Europe’s; the “west of the West”, as it were. Andrew Roberts is a British...
  • An American accent can be charming, admits Tom Leonard - but not if it's his daughter's

    It's started. Rising inflection at the end of the sentence. Sometimes several times in a sentence. Very. Short. Staccato. Statements. As yet no use of "like" four or five times in a sentence, but occasionally once or twice. Meike, once the vocalisation of Laura Ashley prints and the only girl at her inner-London primary school who never dropped any consonant, let alone an aitch, is starting to speak with an American accent. Perhaps not quite an accent, yet, but the rhythm of her speech has changed in a decidedly US direction. The rest can't be far behind. We have been...
  • Adopt our values or stay away, says Blair

    12/09/2006 12:29:11 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 50 replies · 1,256+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 09/12/2006 | Philip Johnston
    Tony Blair formally declared Britain's multicultural experiment over yesterday as he told immigrants they had ''a duty" to integrate with the mainstream of society. In a speech that overturned more than three decades of Labour support for the idea, he set out a series of requirements that were now expected from ethnic minority groups if they wished to call themselves British. These included "equality of respect" - especially better treatment of women by Muslim men - allegiance to the rule of law and a command of English. If outsiders wishing to settle in Britain were not prepared to conform to...
  • English-speaking peoples still stand together against tyranny

    09/23/2006 2:40:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 1,244+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | September 23, 2006 | Andrew Roberts
    In 1956 – half a century ago this year – Sir Winston Churchill published the first volume of his A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. He had won the Nobel Prize for Literature three years earlier, and this new four-volume work rightly won massive critical acclaim. A J P Taylor considered that "it is one of the wisest, most exciting works of history ever written".It was during his Wilderness Years of the 1930s that Churchill had conceived the idea of a book that would, in his words, "lay stress upon the common heritage of the peoples of Great Britain and...
  • Mark Steyn: Londonistan calling - An Anglosphere without England? ("Who Lost Britain?" alert!)

    09/01/2006 1:47:28 AM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 123 replies · 3,373+ views
    Western Standard (Canada) ^ | August 28, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    The U.K.'s proven it will fight the radical Islamist threat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why not in London? The Prime Minister made a great impression on his recent trip to London. I don't mean just the number of times I was told what a splendid chap this Simon Harper/ Stephen Cooper fellow was. My favourite proximation, by the way, was "Stephen Howard": there's no higher praise than being taken for John Howard's cousin. But, aside from that, I was struck by the way every speech was more robust than the circumstances required. For example, in an all but unreported address...
  • Sovereignty School

    07/24/2006 10:27:10 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 21, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    As we grow closer to the end of July, it means only one thing…it is almost time to go back to school. This year though, there is a new book that politics majors, particularly world politics majors, should read. The book is called Redefining Sovereignty. The book, edited by Orrin C. Judd, a blogger, includes writings from thirty individuals, each presenting their own views on the topic of sovereignty. Mr. Judd spoke about the book and the issues it covers recently at the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Judd was joined by three of the contributors, Paul Driessen of the Committee for...
  • Peace activist puts man in coma; Canada isn't lame anymore; fashion industry is death cult; more...

    07/06/2006 7:46:35 AM PDT · by connell · 2 replies · 450+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    ...Canada is, along with the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, part of the Anglosphere. The Anglosphere comprises the best nations, with the best records for goodness of any major powers in recorded history. Though imperfect, we've collectively been on the right side of more issues, created better societies, and liberated more people from tyranny than anyone else ever. (Example: Nearly every former British colony today has a democratic government. No other European power can say that---not even close.) Not to put too fine a point on it---we're just better. Not genetically, for goodness sake---but culturally. Who knows,...
  • Forward the Anglosphere? [A Briton's view on Anglo-American relations and the English world]

    06/16/2006 11:19:52 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 18 replies · 289+ views
    Albion's Seedlings ^ | June 15, 2006 | Helen Szamuely
    A report on Jim Bennett’s talk to the Bruges Group in London A combination of day-jobbing and difficulties with internet connection at home has meant a very weak presence on the blog. This has given me a feeling of not quite understanding what is going on. (Yes, yes, there are numerous people around who would say I suffer from that all the time, particularly if they don’t agree with me.) However, some good things come out of everything. Yesterday I spent the afternoon talking to the guru of the Anglosphere, Jim Bennett, and in the evening, to round things off,...
  • Harper's Grand Plan: Decentralize Internally, Rebuild Canada's Muscle Abroad

    01/26/2006 3:16:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 520+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 01/26/05 | Thomas Walkom
    "Our national identity was not forged by government policy. It does not flow from any one program. ... Our Canada is rooted in our shared history, and in the values which have and will endure."
  • Victor Davis Hanson on solidarity and differences between US and Britain

    10/27/2005 9:34:45 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 6 replies · 698+ views ^ | October 27, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Qus: In some articles, you allude to Anglo-American solidarity and differences. Do you agree the United States is more like an overseas nation spun-off from Britain similar to Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, or is it a more radical new nation that has drawn parts of its basis from British culture and institutions, but fundamentally different from the former mother country as it adopts a lot of classical Greek and Roman Republican institutions and values?
  • Intelligent Design Now Comes to Australia ( Issue is Going International)

    08/11/2005 8:28:30 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 287 replies · 2,489+ views
    Sydney Morning Heralkd ^ | Aug 11,2005 | AAP
    Nelson brings intelligent design debate to Australia August 10, 2005 - 7:47PM Education Minister Brendan Nelson supports the teaching of a controversial new theory of creationism, but only if it is balanced by the instruction of established science. President George Bush has started a debate in the United States over the teaching of evolution in school by suggesting a theory known as "intelligent design" should be taught in the classroom. It proposes that life is too complex to have developed through evolution, and an unseen power must have had a hand. Dr Nelson said he had met the proponents of...
  • British Raj was beneficial: Indian Prime Minister

    07/09/2005 11:02:14 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 46 replies · 877+ views ^ | July 09, 2005 18:15 IST |
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday acknowledged the "beneficial consequences" of British colonial rule like "free press, constitutional government, professional service, modern universities and research laboratories". Speaking at Oxford after receiving a honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Dr Singh said, "Today, with the balance and perspective offered by the passage of time and the benefit of hindsight, it is possible for an Indian prime minister to assert that India's experience with Britain had its beneficial consequences too." He added: "Our notions of the rule of law, of a constitutional government, of a free press, of a professional civil...
  • The Anglosphere rules

    06/30/2005 8:24:35 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 17 replies · 582+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 30th, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    There is only one country missing from the list of nations: India. Where the hell is India?
  • The Anglosphere rules

    06/30/2005 8:20:24 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 422+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6 30 05 | Thomas Lifson
    We live in an age in which few important conflicts can be described accurately and economically, which is to say, bluntly. Race and religion are obvious examples of domains in which condescension-masquerading-as-sensitivity must be employed. So too, the realities of world power. Ask any journalist, almost anywhere, and she will tell you that the world is a lamentably “unipolar” power construct, with hyperpower America lording it over the rest of the world’s nations, all of them consigned to second-class (or worse) membership in the community of man. Such an arrangement is deemed unnatural, exploitative, unduly hierarchical, and inherently unstable. By...
  • The Times of India (is) now Masthead of the World

    06/30/2005 2:00:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies · 325+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2005 12:39:54 AM | TIMES NEWS NETWORK
    NEW DELHI: With more than 2.4 million copies sold every day, The Times of India has been certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations as having become the world's largest selling English broadsheet newspaper — ahead of giants like USA Today and Wall Street Journal, Times London and The Guardian. How did TOI manage this feat? Traditionally, India has led world rankings for things we would rather hide — illiteracy, poverty, disease, population and so on. On various economic parameters, our performance has tended to be more modest: we account for less than 1 percent of world trade, have only...
  • Gwynne Dyer: US in dangerous game over India (Barf Alert)

    06/23/2005 7:54:36 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 18 replies · 923+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 24.06.05 / 24 June, 2005 | Gwynne Dyer
    A curious thing happened in Tokyo last week. United States Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns gave a speech there saying that the US backed a limited expansion of the United Nations Security Council from 15 to 20 members. Only "two or so" of the five new seats should be permanent members with full veto rights, however - and Japan should be one. Now, here's the funny thing. How did it happen that they mulled all this over at the State Department, and decided there must be only two new permanent members, and agreed Japan should be one...
  • Victor Davis Hanson on the Anglosphere, Canada, Britain, Australia and NZ

    03/30/2005 6:03:23 PM PST · by quidnunc · 38 replies · 1,312+ views
    VDH Private Papers ^ | March 30, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Q: Conservative essayists have been tossing around the idea that America's natural allies are in a cultural alliance known as the Anglosphere: the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (with perhaps India as an honorary member). I have also heard that Margaret Thatcher is somehow involved in the creation of a foundation to promote the idea. What are your thoughts? Hanson: I’ve read bits and pieces of such doctrines, though not the book by, I think, James Bennett on the topic. At first glance, it makes sense. Australia, the UK, and the United States in the present war against...
  • Canada and the Anglosphere - In, Out, or Indifferent?

    02/01/2005 9:46:51 AM PST · by quidnunc · 24 replies · 757+ views
    Policy Options ^ | February 2005 | David G. Haglund
    The war in Iraq marked a major point of departure in Canadian foreign policy in that Canada did not Support the US and Great Britain, and found itself aligned instead with France and Germany in oppostion to the American-led invasion. "What was truly remarkable about the Iraq war," writes David Haglund, "was how out of step Canada could be with its two long-standing partners in the 'English-speaking' world … Never on a matter of such import did Canada distance itself from both of its so-called 'Anglo-Saxon' partners at once." Instead, Canada found itself so closely aligned with France's (position) as...
  • Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune

    11/25/2004 8:35:51 PM PST · by Dundee · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 26, 2004
    Editorial: Anglosphere's leadership is singing in tune IN an analysis of George W. Bush's election victory in the current issue of The Economist, the magazine's acerbic US commentator, "Lexington", warns the Democrats against the self-serving view that the US President won by appealing to base instincts such as fear and hatred. The Republicans "clobbered them on hope". Mr Bush was better than John Kerry at "exuding optimism" and "addressing the aspirations of an aspirational people". This is always the winning strategy in a pro-growth culture such as the US, and shows the Republicans have turned themselves into the "party of...
  • Explaining the 'Anglosphere': George Bush's coalition is bound by more than a common language

    10/28/2004 2:48:09 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 669+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 28, 2004 | Glenn Reynolds
    Last week's column mentioned George Bush's "Anglosphere-heavy coalition". I think it's worth taking a moment to note the importance of the Anglosphere in today's world, and the deeper divisions it reflects. Columnist James Bennett defines the "Anglosphere" as follows: "This term, which can be defined briefly as the set of English-speaking, Common Law nations, implies far more than merely the sum of all persons who employ English as a first or second language. To be part of the Anglosphere requires adherence to the fundamental customs and values that form the core of English-speaking cultures. These include individualism, rule of law,...
  • New British Conservative forum for the Anglosphere [UK]

    10/03/2004 1:39:39 PM PDT · by Sterlingtimes · 3 replies · 260+ views
    Anglosphere ^ | 03 October 2004 | SterlingTimes
    Following the sad demise of Freebritannia [when the hosting company pulled the plug], we are rebuilding a British conservative forum for the Anglosphere. The site is known as "Anglosphere". The purpose is to help to exploit synergies between US Freepers and British conservatives. Please pop-in and have a look at the site.
  • A day to honour true friends

    06/06/2004 11:46:18 AM PDT · by 91B · 2 replies · 176+ views
    D-Day, on its 60th anniversary, is passing from memory into symbolism. This may not be the last time that veterans gather in large numbers, and to such moving effect, at the Normandy memorials, but as more of these gallant soldiers pass away, a younger generation of politicians can more comfortably wrangle about the imagery of the landings. This is, for example, the first year that the German leader has been invited to the commemoration; but his Italian counterpart has been left out. Silvio Berlusconi is understandably annoyed. So are the Americans, who detect a calculated snub to one of their...
  • Alliance with US 'no given'

    01/15/2004 10:58:01 AM PST · by Dundee · 5 replies · 141+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 16, 2004 | John Kerin
    Alliance with US 'no given' AUSTRALIA'S alliance with the US has reached a "new zenith" under John Howard but its future is threatened by unrealistic expectations, resentment in Asia, and a lack of bipartisan political support, a new US study says. As the US's highest ranking military official, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Myers, visits Australia today for talks with the Prime Minister, Defence Minister Robert Hill and defence force chief Peter Cosgrove, the US War College Strategic Studies Institute says resentment within Asia at Australia's involvement in Iraq and unrealistic US expectations about Australia's...

    11/18/2003 12:26:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 186+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/03
    <p>November 18, 2003 -- There is no doubt that President Bush's three-day visit to the United Kingdom, which begins today, is fraught with potential difficulties. Britain's sizeable anti-war movement - which includes a hard core of violent anti-globalization extremists - has promised to greet Bush's arrival with mass demonstrations.</p>
  • The Falsehood of Monopolar Theory: Commentary

    08/03/2003 4:24:41 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Peoples Daily ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003
    With the victory in the US-started war against Iraq, there has emerged in the United States the advocacy of the establishment of new order of a unipolar world, so as to ensure "world peace under American domination". At the beginning, this view began to spread only among the academic circles, but recently, it has been openly promoted by certain American and British politicians, this cannot but arouse people to take it seriously. At the end of June, Condoleeza Rice, assistant to US President in charge of national security, delivered a speech at the London-based International Strategy Research Institute, which mainly...
  • England Says No to Euro -- And No to America's Enemies

    05/15/2003 7:55:35 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 4 replies · 666+ views ^ | May 15, 2003 | Richard Poe
    Britain's chancellor Gordon Brown has decided against adopting the euro in place of the venerable pound sterling, reports the BBC. The British government has not yet made an official announcement, but things are looking bad for the euro. England's imminent rejection of the euro may signal a turning point in the current war more decisive than the fall of Baghdad. Both the Axis of Evil and the Axis of Weasels have been plotting for years to replace the dollar with the euro as the world's new "petro" currency -- that is, the currency used by all countries to buy oil....
  • ANDREW SULLIVAN: Come on in: the Anglosphere is freedom’s new home

    02/01/2003 3:48:37 PM PST · by MadIvan · 32 replies · 608+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 2, 2003 | Andrew Sullivan
    I received yet another anti-French e-mail last week. It was part of a spoof press release. It began: “Paris — in a stunning reversal of policy, French President Jacques Chirac announced today that the French government will be supporting the war on terror after all. “Five hundred soldiers from the elite French Surrender Battalion of the Foreign Legion are in the process of shipping out to Iraq where they will assist the Iraqi Republican Guard in their inevitable surrender to the overwhelming might of the American armed forces. “Chirac also announced that his government will send 3,000 advisers from the...
  • No war without UN, say (AU) voters

    01/17/2003 5:04:54 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 9 replies · 220+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 18 2003 | Tom Allard
    No war without UN, say voters By Tom Allard January 18 2003 Australians overwhelmingly oppose sending troops to join an invasion of Iraq without United Nations approval, with just 6 per cent supporting involvement in a unilateral United States strike, a new Herald poll has found.Sixty-two per cent believed Australia should be involved in an attack only if it were endorsed by the UN, the Herald-ACNielsen poll reveals. Thirty per cent won't support war on Iraq under any circumstances.The findings highlight the political minefield facing the Howard Government as it confronts the possibility of backing a US strike without UN approval....