Standpoint

Lance's picture
Submitted by Lance on Mon, 2009-06-29 20:25

This is good, very good. Not perfect by any means, but it IS good.

Some choice articles/editorials/features

They Who Speak For England

The Post-American Presidency

Refugee in his own country

hat-tip Samizdata

Standpoint's mission statement:

Standpoint’s core mission is to celebrate our civilization, its arts and its values — in particular democracy, debate and freedom of speech — at a time when they are under threat. Standpoint aims to be an antidote to the parochialism of British political magazines and to introduce British readers to brilliant writers and thinkers from across the Atlantic, across the Channel and around the world.

In a market swamped by the journalistic equivalent of fast food, Standpoint hopes to offer the discerning reader a feast of great writing — properly edited and presented in an elegant design that makes even longer pieces a pleasure to read. Unashamedly highbrow in an era of relentless ‘dumbing down’, it responds to the unfulfilled needs of the educated public.


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Good find, Lance.

Ross Elliot's picture

"Of course, as a successful politician, Obama is never going to admit expressly that he rejects a unique US role in the world. Asked during his trip about this very subject, Obama responded, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." This answer, of course, proves precisely the opposite of what Obama is ostensibly saying. If every country is exceptional, none is. Obama is too smart not to know this and just slick enough to hope that US listeners would tune out after his first phrase."

Exactly.

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