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The Politics of Authenticity

September 14, 2015

By: Claire Yorke Are we ready for our politicians to really be themselves?  Authenticity is a rare commodity in politics but one that is in high demand. The Labour leadership election last week provided a telling case in point. Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran backbencher and political outsider of the party, rose in the polls from … Continue reading “The Politics of Authenticity”


Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country

May 4, 2015

By Pablo de Orellana & Maryyum Mehmood: To say ‘our country’ constitutes a claim as to whom the country belongs, and just as explicitly, to whom it does not. Nationalism is a big and old idea, a political concept that links rights to membership of a particular community. Within that community, however defined, nationalism emphasizes … Continue reading “Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country”


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