Posts Tagged ‘Ferdinand Mount’

  1. “Weapons-grade solipsism”

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    May 22, 2016 by AK

    My superficial impression of the Brexit controversy – which I tried to express in two words in a comment to this post – is of a high downside-to-upside ratio. Lots to lose and not much to gain. Of course it is a matter of measuring, or weighting, the downside. For instance, the European arrest warrant …
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  2. So nekulturny, so Dicey

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    April 18, 2015 by AK

    Towards the end of his (paywalled) piece on Magna Carta in the London Review of Books, Ferdinand Mount writes: Belief in the untrammelled sovereignty of Parliament is now decidedly vieux jeu and nekulturny. Power is no longer clenched in Westminster and Whitehall. Magna Carta is back. While I dislike the idea of parliamentary supremacy without …
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