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Archive for 'Nationalism'

Eurovision!

Guest post by Jon d
Forget the credit crunch and marvel at the stage made out of flat screen tellys. It’s that time of year again when the nations of Europe (and selected neighbours) put aside their differences for one magical night and come together to celebrate the healing power of the universal language that is [...]

A Gaelic Socialist Republic?

This is a guest post by Karl Pfeifer

You may have read my short report on May Day in the centre of Vienna.
There was an interesting comment on my article:

Paul Stott
“Reading the respective objectives, your correspondent seems to have conflated two leaflets – that of Republican Sinn Fein, and that [...]

The Incredible Lightness of Political Scotland

This is a guest post by Tom Gallagher, Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace at the University of Bradford
Tom Harris has taken the SNP to task for championing a group operating in finance, education, and politics with the aim of making Islam an instrument of politics. He has partly salvaged the honour of the Labour [...]

Quilliam Offends the SNP

This is a guest post by Tom Gallagher, Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace at the University of Bradford
‘Stop the World We Want To Get on’. These were the words of Winifred Ewing, now the Grande Dame of Scottish Nationalism, when she won a sensational by-election in 1967, an event which marked the debut [...]

A Nationalist takes the Low Road

This is a guest post by Tom Gallagher, Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace, University of Bradford
Next Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the election broadcast delivered by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, in which he condemned NATO’s air strikes against Yugoslavia as ‘an unpardonable folly’. After nearly a decade of wars provoked by Slobodan [...]