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About David Edgerton

David Edgerton teaches history at King’s College London. Among his books are The Shock of the Old (Profile) and most recently The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth-century History (Allen Lane).

Articles by David Edgerton

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why does the left ignore the British nationalism of the post-war government?

British liberals have historically seen nationalism as a threat to Britain – either external or internal – and as a result, have ignored how nationalistic the post-war Labour governments were.

Shadows of Empire – a review

How far do ideas of the Anglosphere explain Brexiteer thought? David Edgerton reviews a new book by Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce.

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