If the English Premier League is the Best in the World, Why do the Three Lions Crash and Burn?
June 22, 2014
It’s not fair, mum!
This Is the Team That Actually Invented Total Football
June 11, 2014
They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget).
A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
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
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
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
May 13, 2013
Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Windsor
April 02, 2013
Sympathy for the forever prince.