England

This Is the Team That Actually Invented Total Football
They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget)
June 11, 2014

They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget). 

Do U.S. Soccer Fans Steal Europe's Customs? Damn Right We Do!
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
June 06, 2014

A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: How George Orwell Embraced England
January 10, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Since whoever we are (save for a few sad Leninists) we all agree with George Orwell, it usually follows that Orwell must agree with us.

'The Selfish Giant': The Part of England Everyone Forgot
Clio Barnard's masterpiece about rural England
January 03, 2014

A masterpiece about rural, post-industrial England, based on an Oscar Wilde story.

This Forgotten Chapter in History Shows How the Tea Party Will Collapse
November 20, 2013

What killed England's anti-debt Country Party?

What Happens When the British Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real
Intimacy and the decline of manners in society
November 04, 2013

Is intimacy always a good thing? It has become customary to suggest that it is. But rather than being democratic, intimacy can be troublesome. Today we are obliged to be relaxed. Casualness is mistaken for fairness.

Better Read Than Red
Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100
May 13, 2013

Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Windsor
Sympathy for the forever prince
April 02, 2013

Sympathy for the forever prince.

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