For something as widespread as national sentiment, patriotism proves a tough concept to define. Today we tackle the idea that patriotism is an expression of love. Is this true? And what consequences does it have on patriotic debate?
Patriotism and nostalgia are again enjoying a close relationship in today’s turbulent politics. Why should this be, and what are the potential consequences?
The uniquely Indian crime of anti-nationalism is crippling political debate in a country already fraught with social tensions.
Among the endless and increasingly panicked reasons offered to try and rationalise Trump’s success in the US presidential race, one factor remains consistently overlooked. His unabashed use of patriotism has allowed him to instantly and consistently connect with a broad swathe of voters in a deeply proud, but otherwise deeply divided, nation.