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Brexit: Identity, Sovereignty, and the Resurgence of the Nation State

The Brexit vote, whether consciously or not, was an affirmation of national sovereignty and British identity. It announced once again that the United Kingdom had borders, within which there has historically been a dominant culture, itself slowly eroded by the tide of globalism and multiculturalism. Continue reading Brexit: Identity, Sovereignty, and the Resurgence of the Nation State

Catalonia and the struggle for independence

This week saw the violent clashes between the Spanish Government and Catalonian secessionists over an independence referendum held on the 1st of October. With some news outlets reporting that 900 people have been injured in the violence, in which police sought to disrupt the vote, it’s hard to see this issue vanishing from the headlines any time soon. The referendum, which was deemed illegal by … Continue reading Catalonia and the struggle for independence