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America has always had a special relationship with England, that unpleasantness between 1775 and 1815 aside. Friday begins a new chapter for the 21st Century when Prime Minister May meets with President Trump. May accurately summed up the sentiment of Anglo-American existence:

“The leadership provided by our two countries through the special relationship has done more than win wars and overcome adversity,” she’s planning to say. “It made the modern world. The institutions upon which that world relies were so often conceived or inspired by our two nations working together.”

There are great challenges ahead for both countries, together and individually. The same leadership that created the modern age also, sadly, allowed or enabled the rise of globalism. Now, for the first time in a long time, we prepare to resist those hellish forces. America first for Americans. England first for the English. Together, perhaps making the post-modern world.

More on this story, this longest American tradition, as it develops.