Thursday, March 12, 2015

Six of the Best 498

Suddenly, Britain is disappearing from the world stage, says Anne Applebaum.

Stephen Glenn looks at the long career of James Molyneaux, who died earlier this week.

"The jury’s verdict casts a huge shadow over musical creativity and takes what should be familiar elements of a genre, available to all, and privatizes them." Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman are worried by the Blurred Lines verdict.

"All of these pitiful excuses for an abject performance in a tournament England had cleared the decks to prepare for, resulting in a 5-0 Ashes whomping that accelerated the end of the international careers of Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior while doing terrible damage to several others was presented as if it were something entirely beyond the ECB's control." Righteous indignation from Dave Tickner occasioned by England's abject exit from the World Cup.

 Deep down, did Jeremy Clarkson really want to go on doing Top Gear? Paul Walter turns psychoanalyst.

Curious British Telly remembers Feet First, a football-based situation comedy by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.

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