In unambiguous campaigns to ‘protect the NHS’ that emulate those seen in the war, the Government directly highlights their own failings. The public is being asked to provide for these failings through, exemplarily, donations. Rather than in disillusionment, the result will be of a public quickly forgetting the chronic societal issues that have brought this on – in the name of national pride.
Jonathan Chern explores the narratives of remembrance and examines its significance on our sense of nationalism.
America is not a nation known for its subtlety, so it’s hardly surprising that there’s an extensive list of films announcing their Americanness: American Beauty, American Psycho, American Hustle, and American Gangster, to name just a few. There’s even more when you consider the televisual American offerings such as American Horror Story, American Dad!, and […]
What was most intriguing about Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, following his unprecedented success in the primaries, was the subtle shift nationalist ideology has undergone to prove more popular with a 21st century audience. I do not wish to suggest that the staggering political events of 2016 – the decision from Britain to […]
It is two weeks before Australia Day: a man on a bus yells “go back to your own country!” He is told to leave the bus, which is heading back from Bondi Beach. Other passengers quieten, but as the doors hiss closed and the man, having hurled his abuse, stumbles on his way. Conversations are resumed […]
Were you a bit surprised when Theresa May sounded rather too xenophobic during her appearance at the Conservative Party Conference? Left a little confused by Amber Rudd’s new policy which has been directly compared to a passage from Mein Kampf? Where has it come from, this new nationalistic fervour? Yes, the Tory party always had […]