Jonathan Chern explores the narratives of remembrance and examines its significance on our sense of nationalism.
It is an inescapable truth of news coverage that events closer to home garner greater attention than those in distant lands. The comedian Simon Amstell once suggested that on the other side of the world news reports about a tragedy should conclude “but, you didn’t know any of them!”. For many, their first year of […]
At what level does respect start? It was a question thrown at Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly last week; after laying his wreath at the Cenotaph, on Remembrance Sunday, many claimed that he did not bow deeply enough. An ex-Tory Defence Minister Sir Gerald Howarth called him an embarrassment to the country, while The Sun’s front page […]