Categories
Article

The Post-Brexit Tide of British Nationalism Pulls Us Back In … A Post-Brexit Britain Has Disturbed The Waters

Written by: Louis Rawlinson On the 6th May 2021, the waters around the Channel Islands bore witness to a display of Anglo-French rivalry, and the crash and roar of British and French nationalism batting heads, making a wave that is strong enough to capsize any vessel, and deep enough to drown any man. But to the Royal […]

Categories
Article

FdeSouche, or ‘you will be a (far right French) man, my son.’

Written by Lucile de Laforcade Chère France, salvation is on its way! Against the ‘complete state of deliquescence of the country’, FdeSouche is here to the rescue. Founded in 2005, the far right blog, or, to be more precise, ‘news agitator,’ as its members like to call it, has gained increased visibility in its “fight for […]

Categories
Podcast

The Fasces: Identity as Symbolic Construction

In this podcast, Marion Gabriel explores the power of symbols in redefining history through means of omnipresence. She investigates the fasces as a poignant example of emblems’ role in constructing a national soul and character. Featured Imagery: Wikipedia.

Categories
Article

History, Nationalism and France’s Role in the Second World War

History is one of the battlegrounds of nationalist movements. In their attempts to naturalize the nation and to control who belongs to it, nationalists mythologize some events while silencing others. In France, the return of nationalism in last year’s elections is indicated by the place that the pretended need for a “roman national” occupied in the electoral debates.