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"The efforts of governments alone will never be enough..."
                                               --John F Kennedy

 
The filial nature of the relationship between us and the United Kingdom is indeed "special." Great Britain didn't just colonize the US, she populated it; she gave birth to our nation. We rebelled against her as youngsters, have grown close to her since, and fought beside her, like family, many times. Today as we hit middle age as a nation, and doubts creep in, we look ahead to her on the path of life, and wonder what her experience portends for our future...
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."
                                 --Robert Frost

 

Words Of The Year
Oxford, Cambridge, and Webster have all revealed their 'words of the year' for 2018; we review their choices, and add a few choice ones of our own... Read More...

http://bit.ly/words_18

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday
With Parliament's recent votes, the classic emergency call has taken on multiple new meanings for Britain, Europe, and the world... Read More...

http://bit.ly/mayday_mayday


British journalist Rachel Shabi traces history to show how the UK, like us, has always been a nation of immigrants, while The Guardian's Aditya Chakrabortty shows why their recent parallel vilification is perhaps even less justified than here in the colonies... Read More... And More...

http://bit.ly/uk_immination
http://bit.ly/uk_imgrate


The New Statesman explains how the political class brought Britain to where it is--a familiar story--and award-winning journo Carole Cadwalladr tells a part of the story she uncovered that's even more familiar... Read More... And More...

http://bit.ly/uk_rise_fall
http://bit.ly/uk_russia
"The true purpose of education is to produce citizens..."
                                               --Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The UK only began civics education in 2002, but the Ulster Project has been bringing together Catholic and Protestant teens from Northern Ireland to the great melting pot (that would be us) for more than forty years... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/ulster_project


While we've been centralizing power more and more, Britain has been taking a page from our original book of federalism through its City Deals program, much to the delight of legendary burgs like Aberdeen... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/uk_citdeals

 
In his suicide note, her husband told her what to do. Now Welsh housewife Emma Picton-Jones is solving a problem that afflicts the heartland on both sides of the Atlantic... Learn More... 

http://bit.ly/picton_jones



Only in America? TES, originally merely a UK newspaper supplement, has grown into the largest online education community in the world, with corresponding impacts... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/tes_com



Before there was the Constitution, there was the Magna Carta. The British Library explores the many ways it's still impacting and changing our lives, 800+ years after it was signed... Learn More...

http://bit.ly/bl_magna

 
 
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