Aaron Winter (Aberty): Race, Empire and the British-American “Special Relationship” in the Obama Era. Duncan Bell (Cambridge): The Project for a New Anglo Century: Race, Space and Global Order. Richard Cullen (Hong Kong): Canada and Australia: A Federal Parting of the Ways; and The Encounter between Natural Resources and Federalism in Canada and Australia. Understanding the role of English in the global blogosphere: Anglophones don’t appear to be interested in materials produced in English from other linguistic spheres. Cutting the British Empire down to size: The “British Empire” was the name given by imperialists in the late 19th century to Britain’s territorial possessions; it was meant to create an image of unity and strength — but such a view is illusory, argues Bernard Porter. Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found (and more). Vernon Bogdanor reviews Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain by John Darwin. Sean Gabb writes in defense of English civilization. From Geocurrents, Seth Jackson on the Crown dependencies: What exactly are they?