Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Lords may be flawed, but it should be heard on Brexit

Some Tories appear to have been captured by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He is sometimes bracketed with Montesquieu and Voltaire as a..

By Bruce Anderson


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Enlightenment has failed; Trump's New World Order begins

Out of despair, insight. A comment from a despairing American friend of mine suddenly helped me to understand Donald Trump..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 13 February 2017

France is in trouble and Marine Le Pen is heading for the presidency

The Fifth Republic is in trouble. This was not meant to happen. De Gaulle established a system with a powerful..

By Bruce Anderson


Friday, 10 February 2017

When will Mrs May make the most of her opposition-less Parliament?

Much of this week has been about size, or rather littleness. At the beginning of the 1980s, when Britain was..

By Bruce Anderson


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Theresa May is right to try to get on with Trump

It all reminds one of an old-fashioned cartoon. In it, an ageing, moth-eaten spinster is standing on a chair and..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 30 January 2017

Ultra-Zionists are sowing the whirlwind - Israel could reap a terrible harvest

There was a thoroughly dispiriting piece in last week’s Spectator¬†by Simon Wilder, who writes as if he is both sensible..

By Bruce Anderson


Monday, 23 January 2017

Pray for the US under President Trump

The old order changeth: by God it does. So how can we begin to make sense of Donald Trump? On..

By Bruce Anderson


Friday, 20 January 2017

Juliet Peck: A life in memories

Juliet: A Life in Memories. Georgiana Campbell, Eland, 2016 This book exhausts superlatives and arouses emotion to the point of catharsis...

By Bruce Anderson


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Don't let Boris Wooster bugger up Brexit

This has been a crucial week for Theresa May – and a successful one. Last weekend, the mutterings were growing...

By Bruce Anderson