From The American Scholar, Michael Dirda on Anglophilia. From Searchlight, where next for the far right? A review of English Nationalism and Euroscepticism: Losing the Peace by Ben Wellings. David Skelton on how Englishness is real. Why has the idea of publicly funded higher education crumbled so quickly in England? An excerpt from Our Corrupt Legal System: Why Everyone is a Victim (Except Rich Criminals) by Evan Whitton. Why do they hate George Galloway so much? The Princes of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen. The sign pointing visitors to London’s 2012 Olympic Site could just as easily read “Dystopia For Rent”. A review of Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman. In a forthcoming paper in the Economic History Review, Oxford economic historian Jane Humphries offers a fascinating — and harrowing — overview of child labor during Britain's industrial revolution. Little Britain: Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson on why the UK is no longer a superpower. Artefact studies in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain: A blast from the past?

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