Doublethink in Britain Today by William Deller
by The Editor
Britain is a democracy, one of the oldest, isn’t that so? Every few years we have a General Election, when an atmosphere of excitement is built up around the idea of electing a Government to run the country. Many speeches are made by contending politicians, newspapers are full of political analysis, debates are held on television, all leading to a climactic polling day when the electorate vote for the party they believe is best able to run the country. The process concludes by the successful parties forming a Government led by a Prime Minister who lives in 10 Downing Street and runs the country with the help of those Ministers he appoints.
Our Spirit: the Case of British Identity from a Traditionalist Perspective
by The Editor
Tradition embodies a spirit of community over individual: an inseparable bond of loyalty a person possesses to his kin above himself. This loyalty can be extended to the religious, local and national spheres to name but a few. Whilst traditionalists are acutely aware of the burgeoning age of individualism – of mass consumerism, sexualised culture, spiritual bankruptcy – and are apt in defending their values when it comes to these topics there remains a an argument which, when contested, one may struggle to answer. The question is, ‘what is Britain to you?’