Tag Archives: Britain

Syria: A Colossal Foreign Policy Blunder That Obama Can Still Avoid

It has been some time since this blog has addressed foreign policy, but the Obama administration is about to make a mistake so reckless, ill-conceived, and cataclysmically stupid that failing to speak out about it before it happens would be … Continue reading

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Iran: Going through the Motions

The United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany agreed today to face-to-face talks with Iran regarding its nuclear program. While I am confident the talks will lead to nothing, they are a necessary component of the United States’ coercive … Continue reading

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Punished for Being Posh (Britain), or Poor (America)

The Economist‘s Leviathan blog argues that the state ought not to punish the well-heeled more severely than commoners. It offers Charlie Gilmour’s 16-month prison sentence for his hijinks in a London riot as its example. Charlie Gilmour has the distinguished background of being … Continue reading

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