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    Farewell to Silvio Berlusconi

    Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his resignation Tuesday after Italy’s ruling coalition lost its majority in the lower house. Although parliament voted to pass a key austerity budget bill demanded by the European Union, the government suffered a series of defections which made Berlusconi’s long-term position untenable. As the … More

    Tony Blair's Nightmare Vision of a European Superstate

    Tony Blair’s interview in yesterday’s Times deserves to be widely read on both sides of the Atlantic. Why? Because it shows that the Eurofederalists’ delusions of grandeur are firmly alive and remain a huge threat not only to British national sovereignty but the future of the transatlantic alliance, especially the … More

    Tony Blair: I Love America

    Anyone who picks up the U.S. edition of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s brand new political autobiography, A Journey: My Political Life, will understand why Americans came to admire and trust Blair as a leader and an ally during the tough early years of the war in Iraq. It … More

    How Not to Cut Spending: More Defense Cuts in Britain Loom

    Not so quietly, a new conventional wisdom has taken hold in Britain: defense spending must be cut. Last month, the Economist, in writing about “the end of the New Labour orthodoxy on public spending” – the orthodoxy being that the public sector “should consume an ever-increasing share of national wealth” … More

    Don't Buy Britain's Failed Policy Exports

    Opining in today’s Washington Post, former Prime Minister Tony Blair writes: Unless the United States radically reduces its greenhouse gas emissions, along with other major emitters, the damage to the climate will be irreversible. … Over the past few years, the debate on climate change has shifted profoundly. … Clearly, … More