Viewing note for the weekend: C-Span 2: Book-Tv at 4:45 p.m. e.s.t. Saturday will rerun Walter Russell Mead’s discussion of his God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World at the Council on Foreign Relations. His frame for giving context to Ango-American history is broad, illuminating the past as well as the present. This just-published book appears to include some of the arguments Lex recommended in an earlier Foreign Affairs article by Mead. Sunday afternoon, two panels on C-Span II will be devoted to Allen Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind. Q&A on C-Span 1at 8:00 e.s.t. on Saturday will be John Bolton.
P.S.: Lex’s opinion below. Also, reviewed in The Economist; lengthy interview with Hewitt (audio also available there).
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I just read the book. 5 stars. It is not perfect, but only because I had a book in my mind which I expected, which was perfect. It is just very good. Which is good enough. Mead has a better appreciation than most people of the existence, and significance, of the Anglosphere as a distinct subcivilization within the larger Western civilization.
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