‘The prattle about ideals’: anti-patriotism and the First World War

On Remembrance Day, we consider the patriotism of the soldiers who fought and died in the First World War. For many, an ‘exhilarating adventure’ quickly came to be seen as nothing but ‘an insane policy of conquest.’

Patriotism and minorities

What’s the difference between Ammon Bundy and Colin Kaepernick? The polarised reactions fuelled by the two men’s protests lay bare the uncomfortable truth that patriotism is often used to smuggle racism and xenophobia into mainstream political debate.