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Issue 09 – Lent 2022


The Lost Country

On Brexit.


England: the very epitome of stability and security. Arguably the oldest nation state in the world, possessed of a long history of constitutional government and the rule of law, that has proved exemplary for so many other countries. Yet today and suddenly it would seem, it is seized by a crisis of identity, its future is uncertain, and it is riven by cultural conflicts.

To understand why this is so we have eventually to see this crisis as but one manifestation of a more general emergency of the West, but first we have to pay attention to peculiar features of the English situation.

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About the author

John Milbank