“Anger and misery” of France: a government in turmoil


If the French authorities hoped that after the horrible weekend of November 17-18, the protest of the "yellow vests" would come to naught, they were cruelly mistaken. The date of the next promotion was scheduled immediately on Monday.

The Futility of Electoral Politics


There was a time when I felt obliged to argue for certain propositions. However, we have now reached a stage where these propositions can be taken as at least a working hypothesis.

On Ingratitude: A Reply to David Webb


To the question of whether Europeans owe anything to Britain the answer, I agree, is most certainly yes.  As to whether Britons owe anything to Continental Europeans, the answer is surely an even more resounding yes.  That is not to attenuate Brit