In a previous Fray titled the European Crack Up I shared an article from CityJournal. That post generated a pair of responses that added well to the discussion at hand. The first from Raji looked into the UK taking a stand differing greatly of Core Europe (see 2nd comment/Forbes link). A follow up from Charlie who resides in the UK added local flavor and the notion of the UK embracing the Anglosphere.
Well lo and behold CityJournal has an article that ties into that quite nicely. I offer it for a number of reasons.
First and foremost let’s not get hung up on any false racial undertones of the word Anglosphere. It is all about language and culture.
Second,please note that there are a number of “thinkers” who believe dramatic variations and paradigm shifts of global relations is on the not too distant horizon.In fact some have all ready begun to take shape. What is meant by that is the rise (resurrection?) of city state as well as out of the box alliances. I guess one could imagine the EU on steroids although given the state of the EU I’m loathe to use that as an example. I can offer other examples which include NATO,various Pacific Rim nations,the international Islamic slant and of course there is the G’s,OPEC and MERCOSUR for examples.
Closing out this list but by no means the end of a list on this subject,realities. The nations that make up the Anglo-sphere have a set of unique assets that positions them well if realized and embraced.(this is illustrated well via the graphs in the linked article)
So for linkage we have:
The initial Fray: The European Crack Up
And the new follow up: The State of the Anglosphere