The Education of the Younger Brother

It’s difficult, no matter your personal politics, to not have some sympathy for Jeb Bush and his efforts to articulate a plausible...

God Save the Queen…

There is an old joke well known to owners of British automobiles of a certain age. It goes something like this: Question – Why have the...

Downton Upper

A few million of us have been, sort of, introduced to Lloyd George thanks to the PBS import of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series that...

Nothing Succeeds Like Excess

Don’t get me wrong, I love the biggest big city in the world. It’s the capitol of everything from food to finance, but New York is also...

The Iron Lady

The Argentine invasion of the sparely populated, wind-blown and British controlled islands came at a low point of then-Prime Minister...

Romney in London

By the measure of world-wide Twitter trending (#Romneyshambles), not to mention the Brit papers, Romney’s visit to London has gone over...

Keep Calm

I just bought a nifty coffee mug emblazoned with the five words – Keep Calm and Carry On. (It seemed like the right kind of mantra at...

PC Run Wild

I am a sucker for old, historic hotels and among the many I love is the Algonquin in New York City. Not because the rooms are great –...

A Job for DCI Tennison

I’m thinking as I read about each new revelation in the widening Rupert Murdoch/tabloid/police/political scandal in Britain that we...