SOURCE: The New York Times
The British prime minister, trying to regroup in the coronavirus pandemic, wants to bury Thatcherism and embark on a program of ambitious public works.
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before: A Study in the Politics and Aesthetics of English Misery
by Owen Hatherley
Owen Hatherley reflects on the last two UK general elections by charting the musical evolution of The Smiths.
by Jason Pack
Halloween held a ghoulish surprise for American President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As a result of their hubris, they were both forced to watch their longstanding dreams of unbridled executive authority die in the ditch of rule of law.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Nick Cohen
Self-interested and reckless leadership defines too much of our past – and present.
SOURCE: History Today
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SOURCE: The Conversation
by Eliga Gould
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by Esau Williams
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, the boy who once said he wanted to be ‘world king,’ has finally realized his life-long ambition of becoming British Prime Minister.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Jesse Tumblin
Instead of solving intractable problems, public referendums simply exacerbate them.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
He has compared the European Union’s aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.
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