http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303289904579195922823363280 I know many nationalistic Indians might recoil at this overly rosy portrayal of British history, but I'm interested in opinions of the author's conclusion regarding India: "Perhaps the most important geopolitical question of the 21st century is this: Will India define itself primarily as a member of the Anglosphere or as an Asian power? ... If India were to take its place at the heart of a loose Anglosphere network, based on free trade and military alliance, the future would suddenly look a great deal brighter. Of course, to join such a free trade area, the U.K. and Ireland would have to leave the EU. But that's another story."