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Category Archives: Op-Ed

The British Scholar Society is pleased to introduce our new op-ed columnists. They provide us with their opinions on any and all topics related to Britain’s interactions with the World from the seventeenth century to the present day. More information about our columnists, including their latest columns, is available by clicking on their pictures below.

Mrs. Thatcher, Beethoven and Nostalgia

Op-Ed Columnist Guy Cohen argues that Britain needs to be Re-Thatcherised during these difficult times.

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Thatcher, Cameron and Europe: Two Speeches, One Concept?

Op-ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck compares the late Margaret Thatcher’s approach to the European Union with that of Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Suez Crisis – A Turning Point for the End of Empire in the Middle East?

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck warns against placing too much emphasis on the Suez Crisis as a turning point for the British Empire.

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British History Upgrade: Are We Ready Yet for a ‘Britain and the World’ Course?

Op-Ed Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher discusses the advantages and difficulties associated with creating a new Britain and the World course.

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Defining Decolonization

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck finds fault with the main definitions of decolonization and suggests looking at the concept from a global perspective.

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The Police Reform That Wasn’t

Op-Ed Columnist Mark Doyle suggests that the best police reform in Britain would be achieved by looking to the Victorian example.

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Isaiah Berlin and the Humanity of History

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck reflects on the thoughts of Isaiah Berlin regarding history and historians.

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Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers in the London High Court

Op-Ed Columnist Mark Doyle discusses the use of the British legal system by former Mau Mau adherents in their quest for monetary damages.

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The British Government, Arab Nationalism and the Iraqi Revolution of 1958

Op-ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck discusses the erroneous British reaction to Arab nationalism during the Iraqi Revolution of 1958.

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A Not-So-Distant Mirror: The “Image Problem” in American and Imperial British External Policy

Op-Ed Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher compares the image and reality of British imperialism during decolonization and claims that the USA could learn from this.

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