How would we have felt if our benefactors had grown tired of the burden and attempted to force us into a negotiated settlement with Hitler? Thankfully, Britain had the resolve to continue and our allies remained true.
The moral of this story is that these models provide interesting context – a little like horoscopes. But when it comes to decision-making, give me an economic historian in preference to a model any day.
The tax-cutters have tested their established strategies to destruction. When they got their woman into Downing Street, it took just 45 days for their agenda to crash-and-burn.
There’s an obvious precedent for the sorts of pro-growth policies that Truss is offering: that of Ronald Reagan and his supply-side revolution.
He will have believed he had no need to define himself more clearly when his poll ratings were high. So now other people are doing it for him.
We must get both borrowing and debt down so that, faced with a future pandemic, war or crisis, we can properly respond.
He believed Conservatism is not a political system, but “a way of looking at civic social order.”
His critics generally ignore the nation as it is, and keep their eyes fixed on the nation as it ought to be.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
The current social conflicts in the US are actually a strength, a sign of a society that is constantly striving to better itself.
For over half a century he championed American conservatism, and helped develop the movement’s organisational skills.
From Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to Friedrich Hayek and Adam Smith, the wisest economic liberals have always been pragmatic about international competition.