self-determination Archive

  • Who started the first world war?

    This year sees the centenary of the start of the first world war.  There will be commemoration of this sad anniversary throughout the country during the year, but there will also be much debate about the causes and consequences of the war, too.  While Federal […]

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  • Independence for Kosovo

    The province of Kosovo emerged from its chrysalis last week as a new state, separate from Serbia of which it was part for so long. It is not yet a beautiful butterfly – in fact it barely has wings – so what happens next? The […]

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  • Liberal nationalism

    Daniel Hannan, a Conservative MEP, wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph yesterday advocating “liberal nationalism”. You can read it here. This is my reply. Liberal nationalism is a contradiction in terms. The world doesn’t divide up neatly into nations, each of which can live […]

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