Friday, February 28, 2014

The Anglosphere

A look to the left side wall of the Tavern will see a sign saying that we here are Anglophile. We are Proud of our English Heritage which has been exported around the world and taken root in America, Canada, Australia - where the Tavern is - and New Zealand.

Many other countries, especially in the Commonwealth, owe much of their modern development to England.

Our language, English, is Universal, thanks recently to the internet but largely because of  the millions of people around the world introduced to it by several hundred years of adventurers, traders, law-makers, Institution builders, engineers, civil servants and, of course, our warriors who have been largely effective in spreading the benefits of the most benign Empire in History.

But the Anglosphere was not built on language alone, itself a mongrel mixture of many other languages, but on the Legal Principles that arose to underpin the greatest expansion of Freedom that the world had seen.

But for how much longer will that Freedom last?

It is under severe attack from inside and out. The cultural Marxist mindset that has taken hold of our universities and media has wrought havoc on the legal system that was so hard won.

One of the greatest of modern English speakers on the subject of the Anglosphere  came by to enunciate the past and the present for us. And for those who simply have never studied the subject.

He was speaking in the US Room to a large appreciative crowd. And as usual his brilliant mind shone on with little reference to notes.

Our erudite speaker, who hails from Peru argues that the ideas and institutions we consider
essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms
-- individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government --
are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England; and which Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited.

Along the way of his talk, he lays a few old myths about the American Revolution to rest, too.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, here is

Daniel Hannan.

I will pour plentiful liquid refreshment.



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