Patriotism

Total 8 Posts

A country is more than a flag or a patron saint.

4 min read
Some thoughts on Saint George’s Day, the English culture, and multiculturalism.

‘Patriots’ in America: How fighting for your country has taken on new meaning for Trump supporters.

5 min read
The word ‘patriot’ has a particular meaning to many Americans. But some of them took their idea of patriotism a bit far on January 6.

Why I won’t wear a red poppy again this year.

3 min read
I write this pretty much every year, to explain why I won’t wear a red poppy.

The irreconcilable views of who is or is not patriotic.

3 min read
There is no consensus, and never can be, with how people view “patriotism”, or demonstrate their “pride” in a country.

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – In 1918 many Americans were ‘slackers’.

6 min read
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?

Brexit Britain’s place in the world.

11 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis on how Britain has thrown away its global role and needs an overdue debate about its place in the world. That is made harder by sham patriotism but urgent by the UK falling apart.

Blinded by patriotism — Why that country isn’t coming back.

4 min read
Brexit has nurtured the existence of nationalism in the UK’s politics. While one side wishes to return to an imperial Britain ruling the waves, the other believes in a subtle image of a tolerant Britain that never really was. Both are wrong.
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