Darryl Daugherty responds to Sam Roggeveen's post on the Anglosphere:
One could do worse than to look to certain of our predecessors for wisdom on the subject of what the primary characteristics of the Anglosphere are and ought to be:
'Language, law, and the processes by which we have come into being already afforded a unique foundation for drawing together and portraying a concerted task. I thought when I began [writing the book in 1936] that such a unity might well notably influence the destiny of the world. Certainly I do not feel that the need for this has diminished in any way in the twenty years that have passed. Vast numbers of people on both sides of the Atlantic and throughout the British Commonwealth of Nations have felt a sense of brotherhood. A new generation is at hand. Many practical steps have been taken which carry us far. Thinking primarily of the English-speaking peoples in no way implies any sense of restriction. It does not mean canalising the development of world affairs, nor does it prevent the erection of structure like United Europe or other similar groupings. There is a growing feeling that the English-speaking peoples might point a finger showing the way if things went right, and could of course defend themselves, so far as any of us have the power, if things went wrong.'
Winston S Churchill, Preface to 'A History of the English-speaking Peoples', 1st ed, 1956.