A British middle class mother explains the social realities of class to her daughter.
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National moments of shared silence are opportunities for communion and transcendence, but no guarantee of them
The British approval of the costly Hinkley nuclear power station still faces major obstacles in Brussels.
Who made this journey? Hint: It took several hundred years. Answer after the jump.
If the Tea Party forces default on U.S. debt, the U.K. is one of many nations whose economy will be badly damaged
The television personality who so famously “rose without trace” has died at the age of 74. The BBC’s potted biography gets the basic facts across without much commentary about whether there was ever really much more to Frost than some cleverness and the remarkable luck of coming of age alongside television. Two opinions on that […]
The cultural surround of the UK NHS is changing
How shall we commemorate war, if we should? The Great War centenary is raising these questions in Europe. Norman Walter, of the German embassy in London, makes this invidious comparison: There is simply a different culture in this country [Britain]. You have much more military events than we do, like Trooping the Colour. We don’t […]
Lots of leftists are beating up on Jim Messina, a wizard of President Obama’s presidential campaigns, for taking a job advising the UK Tories of David Cameron. To some observers it looks like utter hypocrisy: In exchange for filthy lucre, a soulless political operative who advises Democrats is now also going to advise the equivalent […]