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Being English/ British/ European and the Politics of Difference
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Being English/ British/ European and the Politics of Difference

By: Henry Redwood To say that it has been a bad couple of weeks to be English (or is it British, or European? I’m not sure anymore…) is an understatement. Violent and racist football supporters in France; racist abuse at home; intolerant and divisive politics in all political parties; “Brexit”; and lastly, losing a football match … Continue reading

Book review: ‘Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates & the Use of Force’ by Michael Innes
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Book review: ‘Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates & the Use of Force’ by Michael Innes

Reviewed by: Lauren Dickey Michael A. Innes (ed.), Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates & the Use of Force (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2012). [Not] making sense of proxy wars At the end of the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the study of war gradually shifted … Continue reading

Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace
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Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace

By: Alex Reid with Sasha Dugdale Poetry, especially in traditional oral form, has the power to connect boundaries and disciplines. Literary critic Paul Fussell makes a powerful case that by forcing the reader to confront ‘actual and terrible moral challenges’ the genre earns itself a special reputation for timelessness and emotional reverence. [1] War poetry … Continue reading

Untied Kingdom?  Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU
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Untied Kingdom? Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU

By: Pablo de Orellana and Claire Yorke They used to call us ‘perfidious white Albion’   Britons will wake up on Friday morning to discover whether their future lies within Europe, or without. Over the past few months the debate between the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ camps has dominated the news. For many the end of this week … Continue reading