Yesterday was, just in case any reader missed it, Independence Day. Naturally, one is ambivalent about it. After all, the rebellious colonies declared their independence and, perhaps, one should not feel too happy about it. The truth is that it was the third great English Revolution and, as such, should be celebrated by all.
Walter Russell Mead's article gives an excellent if, necessarily inadequate summary of traces of American history that one can find in London. Enjoy.