January 17, 2014

Why Do Americans Have a Soft Spot for Royals?

Maria Bustillos, Aeon Magazine

The Associated Press

Americans love heroes. Is that why we idealise royalty even when real kings and princesses are nothing like the fairytales?

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January 9, 2014
I've No Taste for American Restaurant Etiquette
Tim Stanley, Telegraph
Here’s a quick guide to the difference between US and UK etiquette. When an American waiter says, “Have a nice day”, he means it. When a British waiter says, “Have a nice day”, he’s probably... more ››
January 6, 2014
Where Are Britain's Interventionists?
Elliot Burns, The Commentator
Foreign interventionism is out of fashion. But what becomes of the British Right if it emulates the politically correct relativism of the Left and does exactly what Reagan and Thatcher refused to do: bow down to or ignore tyranny? more ››
January 13, 2014
Cameron's Euro Agony a Disaster for Britain
Peter Mandelson, London ES
It’s not just the Tory party that risks being torn apart by the referendum bill and yesterday’s letter from Eurosceptics. more ››
January 14, 2014
What Britain Can Learn from Sickly France
Benedict Brogan, Telegraph
France remains in a post-crisis hole from which it shows no sign of emerging. It has had to navigate a downgrading of its debt rating, and the embarrassment of remaining in recession while other EU countries power out of theirs.... more ››
January 16, 2014
Tories, Whatever Happened to Loyalty?
Peter Oborne, Telegraph
Robert Boscawen was the last holder of the Military Cross to sit in the House of Commons, having won his medal fighting at Arnhem. A few months later, while trying to cross the Rhine, he was caught in a burning tank, and bore the... more ››