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British Roundup

In the wake of 7/7, Britain continues to conduct a searing re-examination of its own culture. Here’s “Confronted With Our Own Decadence” from the London Sunday Times. And here’s “A Hard Time for Human Rights Lawyers,” from the Telegraph. (The titles say it all.) The cultural left isn’t going down without a fight, though. “Blair vs. Blair” tell how Tony Blair’s wife is leading the charge against tough new terror policies. And here’s an influential British professor attacking the call for “Britishness.” http://www.sundayherald.com/51060 Still, the left is on the defensive. And the Brits are listening to American conservatives. In “Long Live Londonistan” http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=1707592005 The Scotsman focuses a telling reexamination of British law and culture around Irwin Stelzer’s must-read “Letter From Londonistan.” Meanwhile, Niall Ferguson questions Britain’s secularism inThe Telegraph, while Mark Steyn links 7/7 with Britain’s welfare state in the Chicago Sun Times. Perhaps most amazing of all, France may be going through its own self-examination. A prominent French businessman has made a big splash with a bold opinion piece that argues, “We French are pathetic losers.”

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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