Vortex Anglosphere : evolution of a network commonwealth
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Oath of Fealty of the Aragonese Lords to their Monarch (15th c.)

We, who are as good as you,
swear to you, who are no better than us,
to accept you as our king and sovereign,
provided you observe all our liberties and laws,
but if not, no.
A Time for Audacity: How Brexit Has Created the CANZUK Option, by James C. Bennett, has at last been published, without technical problems, in a Kindle book, on Amazon. The book is in three parts: A post-Brexit introductory essay; a FAQ providing a reference design for a new form of union among Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.; and a collection of stories about the lives and choices of people living in the Union in the year 2036. More about the book ••• (including the introductory essay to the pre-Brexit edition, and all the questions answered in the FAQ). The Amazon page •••.
CANZUK Uniting ••• — contributors: James C. Bennett, Conrad Black, Jeremy Black, Michael R.J. Bonner, Brent H. Cameron, John Kenner, Roger Kimball, Andrew Lilico, Michael J. Lotus, Iain Murray, John O’Sullivan, Michael F. Reber, Andrew Roberts, James Skinner. Biographies of all participants are provided on the site, and they are all impressive. Notably absent from this list is Daniel Hannan, and the reason should be of interest.
Jim Bennett will speak on the Anglosphere “Fact” at the British Academy in London, Thursday, June 15. The talk will offer an overview of the evolution of the Anglosphere concept and the uses to which it has been put over the last hundred and fifty years.
Andrew Lilico: “From Brexit to CANZUK: A call from Britain to team up with Canada, Australia and New Zealand” ••• -Financial Times, August 1, 2016
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V Post-Brexit
* UK/EU Negotiations after Brexit - Dan Hannan on the good prospects for new agreement ••• (video)
> “The Anglosphere is “at the heart of a re-emerging political world-view.” —NewStatesman, London, Feb 2015 •••
* “Euroscepticism and the Anglosphere: Traditions and Dilemmas in Contemporary English Nationalism,” Journal of Common Market Studies, January 2015 issue, Volume 53, Issue 1, by Ben Wellings, Monash University, and Helen Baxendale, Oxford University. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcms.12207/full#jcms12207-sec-0004
> The word, Anglosphere
> Explorers Foundation support for the Anglosphere
> Daniel Hannan, at Acton Institute, October 9, 2014 •••
V Magna Carta, 1215 - one of the foundation of Anglospheric freedom
“The Magna Carta: Ideas for All Seasons” ••• by Alice Richmond ••• Deputy Chairman, Magna Carta 800th Anniversary 2015 Committee
* Stephen Langton ••• Archbishop of Canterbury, his contribution to Magna Carta
474 Oath of Fealty of the Aragonese Lords to their Monarch - an illustration of medieval constitutionalism
* What is Britishness ••• an article in thecommentator ••• by Gaffar Hussain, March 12, 2012.
> Project Bennett — Explorers Foundation support of the work of James C. Bennett
V In the following partial listing of works by James C. Bennett a good place to start is: The Third Anglosphere Century  ••• (pdf) (Heritage Foundation 2007); Amazon ••• (printed booklet, from $14.98 -checked May 31, 2016)
Books & Articles by James C. Bennett
[planned] A Most Audacious Union: How Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Can Work Together to Make Themselves A More Prosperous, More Secure, and More Independent Major Power in the Twenty-First  Century
[2016] A Time for Audacity •••, published shortly before (second edition, after) the Brexit vote as an ebook.
[2013] America 3.0 ••• , with co-author, Michael J. Lotus
[2011] "Proposing a 'Coast Guard' for Space" •••, The New Atlantis •••; pdf version ••• (better)
V [2011] "Assimilation & the persistence of culture", The New Criterion, January 2011, available online by subscription or purchase of the specific article at ••• (New Criterion)
"Freedom, as it has historically been understood in the English-speaking world, includes as fundamental assumptions a cultural norm of individualism and a government that does not attempt to assume the role of a parent. These characteristics are deep-seated in our culture. Cultures are persistent, although neither immutable nor unevolving. So long as we are able to maintain our culture, it will be substantially free. By global standards, the culture and social systems of the English-speaking nations are some of the most individualistic. Interactions with other cultures therefore inherently involve a challenge to those features of our culture and a challenge by our culture to the less individualistic, less free features of theirs."
* [2010] "The Great U-Turn" ••• (National Review, Oct 4, 2010, cover story)
* [2010] "Exceptional Down to the Bone" ••• (pdf); National Review Online ••• (as published, Jun 21, 2010)
* [2010] "Space: Britain's New Frontier" ••• (published by the Economic Policy Centre •••)
* [2007] The Third Anglosphere Century: The English-Speaking World in an Era of Transition, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation ••• (booklet as pdf), and booklet from Amazon  •••
V [2004] The Anglosphere Challenge: Why the English-Speaking Nations Will Lead the Way in the Twenty-First Century, by James C. Bennett. Roman & Littlefield, 2004 ••• (Amazon, books)
* Table of Contents •••
V Comments (small reviews)
* Coining the term network commonwealth to describe the loose political entities now emerging in the world based on a common language and heritage (of which Anglosphere is the first), Bennett believes that traits common to these entities—a particularly strong and independent civil society; openness and receptivity to the world, its people, and its ideas; and a dynamic economy—have uniquely positioned them to prosper in our time of dramatic technological and scientific change, provided they remain true to the demands of these changes. [source of this probably was Amazon]

* Reviewed bybMark Stewart on Amazon: "This is an accomplished short and succinct narrative that delves deeply and renders an insight into the broad dynamics of what makes the Anglosphere so unique. Not just as a force for Liberty or as a force for Good but as a Global Dynamic that has historically been an agent that deposed tyrants and quelled their ambitions, curtailed the worst in man and catered towards that which is his best. James has excelled here at illustrating what could easily be a lengthy volume alla Andrew Roberts into a rather compact accessible read. He does so simply and achieves much by making this important message so easily accessible to so many. I believe that for those readers who enjoyed it as much as I did and feel as strongly about the vision, this book empowers us to take that message forward and make good on it. Well done. For those who wish to delve even further I would suggest Robert Conquest's Reflections on a Ravaged Century, James's previous work & Andrew Roberts's work."

* [2004] "The Uses of the Network Commonwealth" ••• (a seminar at "The National Interest", Washington, D.C.)
* [2003] "Networking Nation-States: The Coming Info-National Order" ••• (article in "The National Interest")
V [2002] "An Anglosphere Primer" (Jim's early statement of his concept of the Anglosphere)
* An introduction to the concept of network commonwealth: “An Anglosphere Primer”, a paper written by Bennett for the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 2002  ••• (full article as a pdf)
* Bennett tells us that this paper is significantly out of date and should be replaced by a new version that includes more recent scholarship. 22Oct13, -leif
* [1999] "The End of Capitalism and the Triumph of the Market Economy"  ••• (pdf)
> Emmanuel Todd’s work on family types fundamental to understanding the Anglosphere
* John Wilkes Club ••• (personal and political liberty since 1745)
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