CapX

Don’t listen to actors off stage

CapX

Actors, thought Samuel Johnson, were “no better than creatures set upon tables and joint-stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs”. The dyspeptic doctor liked to say things for effect but, on this occasion, he was drawing on a lengthy classical tradition that saw acting as a form of professionalised deceit or moral...

Washington Examiner

A vote 26 years in the making

Washington Examiner

My whole adult life has been a preparation for next week’s vote on leaving the European Union. It’s not just the biggest event in Britain; it’s the biggest event on the planet. But big doesn’t mean sudden or jarring. The effects will be cumulative and, at first, slight. It was at the end of 1990...

AECR

The Schengen tragedy of the common

AECR

Schengen is failing. The EU’s flagship policy that allowed for the free-movement of people within the EU’s borders is unravelling at the seams. When Angela Merkel announced that Germany would welcome all that sought refuge at its border in September 2015, the move was celebrated as a sign of Germany’s progressive leadership. Today, the reality...

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