AN ECHO OF CONQUEST
The hyper-prolific Robert Conquest
began speculating five years ago in his Reflections on a Ravaged Century
that shifting global conditions would stir a revival of interest in the Anglosphere as a cultural, economic and strategic entity. John O'Sullivan
, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, writes in the current issue
of The New Criterion
:"If the British were now to reorient their policies towards the Anglosphere, as India is doing, that in itself would signify at least the beginnings of cultural self-confidence. As they were developed, moreover, Anglospherist policies would restore some of the openness and opportunities of the former empire in a wider non-imperial setting. National narratives of different English-speaking countries, now rendered meaningless or unspeakable by multicultural attack, would be given a fresh and forward-looking aspect. The Britishness shaped by this new national orientation would be one that incorporated “minorities” not in separate cultural en-claves but as equal contributors to our common island story and culture. It would be a Britishness to which British Muslims could assimilate with pride and a genuine sense of common ownership rather than with the shameful feelings of someone entering a multicultural brothel. Would such a Britishness safeguard us against domestic religion-based terrorism. Not entirely perhaps, but it would reduce support for it among the uncertain and give the majority of all faiths greater fortitude in resisting it. "
Perhaps Conquest was once again ahead of the curve ? If so, he's still quite far ahead but this is a stirring.