Oxford Union votes not to regret US founding

Conservative writer Jonah Goldberg has an account of the Oxford Union debate in which he participated (in the negative) on the motion: “This House Regrets the Founding of the United States of America.”

The “affirmative” side was supposed to include two Islamists and the leader of the Communist Party of Britain. But according to Goldberg, the Communist (Robert Griffiths) backed out.

The vote on the motion was two-to-one against.

If any of the other participants publish an account of the debate, I’ll be glad to link to it.

(Hat tip: Clive Davis.)

Update: Matt Frei of the BBC, who joined in opposing the motion, offers some of his thoughts. (Hat tip: Sunny.)