John O'Sullivan

John O'Sullivan

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John is an editor, columnist and senior fellow at the National Review Institute in Washington. His earlier posts include editor of the National Review, associate editor of the London Times, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, and special adviser to Margaret Thatcher.

01/01/2022

John O'Sullivan, the President of the Danube Institute, wrote an article about the Hungarian revolution in 1956, which was published by the Hungarian Conservative.

10/11/2021

Hannes H. Gissurarson a professor of politics answered this question at his second lecture, based on his recent article on The Guardian’s “Distorted Image of Thatcherism”.

14/10/2021

John O'Sullivan, the President of the Danube Institute and Tamás Orbán, Research Fellow at Danube Institute wrote an article about the AUKUS submarine deal, which was published by the National Revie...

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29/08/2020

When it comes to the song “Rule Britannia,” context is needed.

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11/07/2020

A born editor and humanitarian democrat, he aimed to use foreign policy to improve people’s lives.

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10/07/2020

One of my favorite quotations is the alleged last words of the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico who, just before he went before the firing squad, said to his Hungarian chef: “You thought it would never ...

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27/04/2020

Boris Johnson returned today to politics today after a life-and-death battle with the coronavirus and a convalescence lasting three weeks at Chequers.

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20/04/2020

‘Ghost trains,’ Hungary’s emergency law, face masks and social distancing, restaurants’ pivot to takeout and delivery.

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14/02/2020

Today’s news includes the information that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have let go the 15-strong staff of their office in Buckingham Palace.

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06/02/2020

Three great social forces are now colliding in the politics of the English-speaking world: industrial and technical progress, a rising tide of environmental regulation, and democratic government.

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10/01/2020

A British film about the referendum portrays brilliantly the political currents that shocked the U.K.’s ruling class.

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03/01/2020

When the eightieth anniversary of the Nazi-Soviet Pact took place last August, it attracted surprisingly little attention in the way of major commemorations or lectures.

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30/12/2019

National Review Institute helps preserve Bill Buckley’s legacy and sustain the movement he created.

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27/11/2019

What with the brutal suppression of student riots in Hong Kong, the beatings and imprisonment of anti-Mullah demonstrators in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon, the imprisonment and execution of Christian conve...

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26/11/2019

The Tories have run a solid campaign so far, while Labour has stumbled.

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25/07/2019

It’s a virtual bloodbath for the Remainers.

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23/07/2019

In 1985 in New York I was asked, well told really, “Why don’t you go back where you came from?” by the distinguished historian and chronicler of the Kennedys, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

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09/07/2019

The question looms large over the future of the Tory party, British politics, and Brexit.

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24/05/2019

NATIONAL REVIEW has lost a lot of good friends and contributors — the words are largely coterminous — to the Grim Reaper in the last few years, but the death of Mike Potemra is especially painful ...

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08/04/2019

This week European leaders will meet in solemn conclave, with and without Prime Minister Theresa May, to determine whether or not to extend the U.K.’s membership of the European Union and, if so, fo...

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06/04/2019

Charles Moore today ends his weekly Telegraph column, which has become required reading for both supporters and opponents of Brexit, with a gloomy forecast that the only way of saving Brexit from its ...

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07/02/2019

The relationship between Gosnell and the Democratic reaction to the SoTU; musings on priority plane tickets; and thoughts on Melania Trump and women’s magazines

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30/01/2019

In the latest thrilling parliamentary episode of Brexit, the hopes and expectations of, among other Remainers, House of Commons speaker John Bercow were largely disappointed, and the hopes of Brexitee...

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24/01/2019

Are ambassadors important? Are they even necessary? Not as much as they used to be.

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18/01/2019

Voter concerns over sovereignty may soon drown out abstruse parliamentary maneuvers.

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21/12/2018

National Review Institute has been spreading Bill Buckley’s message since 1991, and its antecedents go back decades further.

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12/12/2018

Only hours after you read this, the Tories will have decided whether or not to ditch Theresa May as Tory leader and thus as prime minister.

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29/08/2018

Francis himself is accused of participating in the cover-up of abuse by priests.

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04/08/2018

Can Malcolm Turnbull & Australia’s Liberal party win an unlikely return to power?

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31/07/2018

Every day seems to produce another item in Theresa May’s continuing betrayal of her promises on Brexit and the referendum.

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20/07/2018

Britain’s current political crisis over Theresa May’s attempt, endorsed by the cabinet at Chequers, to redefine the meaning of Brexit so that it requires the U.K. to remain inside the functional e...

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06/07/2018

Britain’s long-running crisis-cum-soap-opera over Brexit may be reaching its denouement today at Chequers, the prime minister’s country house, where the full cabinet is locked in a final debate on...

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07/06/2018

The long experiment in cultural transformation has proved to be a mere detour on the way to becoming West Britain.

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23/04/2018

In the few hours since I sent in the piece below, a remarkable succession of events has occurred that paint the decision of the UK authorities in ever-bleaker colors.

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08/04/2018

My bet: Orban and his party will not manage a landslide but will hang on.

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20/03/2018

A more plausible explanation for the poisoning of the Russian double agent and his daughter is that Putin sought to deflect attention from the Baltics.

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04/02/2018

A lackluster Brexit deal could spell doom for the British prime minister, but by staying tough she can emerge stronger.

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03/02/2018

The British prime minister faces numerous challenges in finalizing a Brexit deal with the EU.

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16/01/2018

Later today, a conference on “Democracy in Crisis” will be held by the American Enterprise Institute jointly with Freedom House and the Center for American Progress at which Senator Ben Sasse will...

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26/09/2017

Sunday night’s instant conventional wisdom on the German election results was that Chancellor Merkel had been “wounded” but had nonetheless won a substantial victory and was safe for the next fo...

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15/09/2017

Because no one has yet died as a result of the bombing on the London Underground at Parsons Green — though 22 unlucky people have received serious injuries — we may be inclined to regard the attac...

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16/05/2017

Listening from Budapest to the Washington debate on whether President Trump leaked intelligence secrets to the Russians in a White House meeting attended by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as alleged ...

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18/04/2017

In calling for a special election, she risks a sure term of three years for the chance of five years and a more united post-Brexit Britain.

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02/03/2017

Those who found Trump monstrous were shocked by his impressive speech. Then they returned to form.

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03/12/2016

A wave of populism is sweeping over the Continent

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28/11/2016

Two news stories that I ran across while researching my recent column on the Latino vote rang a faint bell in my mind. It didn’t hurt that each story reinforced the other.

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21/04/2016

Whichever side wins, the Brexit referendum could imperil Prime Minister David Cameron and the Conservative party as a whole.

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23/03/2016

Writing in the Washington Post, Derek T. Muller, an associate law professor at Pepperdine University, offers the following solution to the nation’s pressing problem that American voters may elect Do...

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09/06/2004

In the late Fall of 1988, shortly before Ronald Reagan left office, I was a dinner guest at the home of a distinguished Nixonian.

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31/03/2004

In Britain, they have admitted the existence of "the establishment" ever since journalist Henry Fairlie coined the term in the mid-fifties.