J. S. Mill on the "three simple forms" of government: monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy. Britain's constitution claims to mix the advantages of all three. Sir [2016] Larry Siedentop CBE [2004] argued for aristocratic liberty in Democracy in Europe (Penguin, 2000). Repeatedly argues for the Christian origins of liberalism and the concept of individual equality.

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I may record some audio notes on it now to return to it later, but for British reasoning behind an anti-European mood, it is enlightening.

(Perhaps best read alongside Edward Said, John Gray, and Tony Judt.*)

* of False Dawn rather than Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus :D

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