The intolerance of our remembrance

It's that time of year again, remembrance season is upon us and it seems to me that the politics of remembrance this year is almost as ghastly as that in Westminster. Debates are raging daily between left and right, old and young, academics and non-academics over a variety of issues from the politicisation of the... Continue Reading →

What’s in a name?

Most of us will be familiar with the phrase 'Their name liveth for evermore' - suggested by Rudyard Kipling as the 'fine thought or words of sacred dedication' to be inscribed on Edwin Lutyens' great Stone of Remembrance. The phrase is unsurprisingly, of biblical origin - Ecclesiasticus 44 to be precise: 'There be of them,... Continue Reading →

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