The Anglosphere Institute
The Anglosphere is more than the sum of all persons who have learned the English language. To be part of the Anglosphere implies the sharing of fundamental customs and values at the core of English-speaking cultures: individualism; rule of law; honoring of convenants; in general, the high-trust characteristics described by Francis Fukuyama in Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity; and the emphasis on freedom as a political and cultural value. The Anglosphere shares a narrative in which the Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, trial by jury, "innocent until proven guilty," "a man's home is his castle," and "a man's word is his bond" are common themes. Two persons communicating in English but sharing the narrative and assumptions of a different civilization are not necessarily a part of the Anglosphere, unless their values have also been affected by the core values of English-speaking civilization. The Anglosphere Challenge, pp. 79-80.
The writings of James C. Bennett provide an excellent introduction to the work of The Anglosphere Institute.
An article introducing the concepts of Network Commonwealth and Anglosphere:
A comprehensive introduction, in the form of a book, published October 2004:
An article on network commonwealths and nation states, published in The National Interest, Winter 2003/04
A report on a seminar held at The National Interest, Washington, D.C., April 29, 2004
Articles (more will be added)
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