Things I have posted recently
- Brexit and the British Constitution: Part II. The Whig spirit of the Old Constitution. 21/08/2019
- Brexit and the British Constitution: Part I. The roots of the Old Constitution. 26/07/2019
- May’s trajectory: Part II. from Prime Minister to the EU’s Governor in the province of Britain. 19/05/2019
- May’s trajectory from Prime Minister to the EU’s Governor in the province of Britain Part I. The EU and the UK hand-in-glove 19/05/2019
- The UK’s Golden Opportunity: The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square 22/03/2019
- Germany on top, Europe in trouble. Discuss. Part 2. European Disintegration? 06/03/2019
- Germany on top, Europe in trouble? Discuss. Part I. 17/02/2019
- British ideas of Europe: PART 4. The UK’s view of a sustainable regime for Europe. 22/01/2019
- British ideas of Europe: PART 3. The European Union in Crisis. 21/01/2019
- British ideas of Europe. PART 2. The UK as a champion of the Europe of states 12/01/2019
- British ideas of Europe. PART I. More supranational than the Pope. 11/01/2019
- The May-Barnier Withdrawal Agreement: not the end of this story 06/12/2018
- Peter Hitchens: An Old Testament Prophet. Part II. 29/11/2018
- Peter Hitchens: An Old Testament Prophet. Part I. 29/11/2018
- America and the World: Part III. The Crash of 2008 and Eurotragedy. 21/10/2018
- Europe’s revolution: the unintended consequences of good intentions 30/09/2018
- Chequers is dead: long live an alternative Europe 05/09/2018
- White Trash in the UK: The Revenge of the June 23, 2016 vote. Part III. Racialism and Identity politics 03/09/2018
- White Trash in the UK: The Revenge of the June 23, 2016 vote. Part II The secularist wave 03/09/2018
- Tommy Robinson: enemy of the British state? 10/08/2018
Category Archives: Oil, the Mid East and Gulf
How fares the American Century is a common question running through our three books. Joseph Nye, in Is The American Century Over? locates its starting date from February 1941, when Henry Luce, editor and owner of Life magazine, wrote an … Continue reading
The key words in this cluster of books, focusing on the US, are emerging , retreat, closing and anger. Pankaj Mishra, in Age of Anger: A History of the Present, says that the paranoid hatreds of the present world have … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Final Chapter: Part 2. The true challenge facing the Merkel-Macron tandem.
The UK’s certain idea of Europe. A USE maybe attainable. But the hurdles along the path towards it are innumerable, and as likely as not unknown. Not the least of these is that a USE would be at the very … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Final Chapter: Part I. The true challenge facing the Merkel-Macron tandem.
Realpolitik- politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives-is flourishing in Europe. In fact, it never disappeared, but became absorbed within Europe’s society of states, dispersed and played out across and within the many international … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Chapter 11. Europe in the World. Part II. Russia, energy, demography.
The theme of Chapters 10 and 11 is the tension between a shrinking Europe living in an expanding world of nation states, while all the while seeking to dis-establish European nation states which experience global developments differentially. Chapter 10 discusses … Continue reading
Realpolitik and the European Union. Chapter 10. Europe in the World:Part I. The US and the rise of Asia.
The transformation of the world. In the key years of 1989-1992, it was Europe, not the U.S., which had the distinction of being both source and origin of the process which came to be called “globalization”—understood driven as technologically conditioned … Continue reading
Sooner or later, we are going to get very bored by Brexit, but not for a while, given the number of publications pouring from the presses. Here are two books on the subject. Ken Clarke’s Kind of Blue: A Political … Continue reading