Statues are being toppled. Newspaper editors are being fired for angering the mob. Free thought is under attack. Good people are stifling their own speech — anything for a quiet life.
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities,” said Winston Churchill, “because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
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In 2018, after a mere 190 years, we launched our US edition. Our aim is to bring the same insight, originality of thought and first-rate writing to an American audience.
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