Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Decline of the Guardian

An unusual choice, perhaps. But this article on the Guardian raises a couple of interesting points. Firstly the Guardian's pro-Americanism (read Jonathan Freedland if you have any doubt on this score) betrays a rather more unpatriotic side. It seems that like some of the Anglosphere cult Guardian editors have been inspired by the dotty tract "Union Now". So are the anglospherians merely a right wing version of the Guardian set?

Another point is that the Guardian little England instincts are dying, probably already dead. The respectable left's Little England sympathies were merely a remnant, like its fondness for free trade, of a time when the left was truly liberal and the Conservatives were the party of the state.


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