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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 Treviño, 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 Treviño, 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...