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About Patrick Wright

Patrick Wright is Professor of Literature and Visual & Material Culture in the English Department at King's College, London.

Articles by Patrick Wright

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

'Isles of Wonder'? - some thoughts on the 'Little World' of the London Olympics

Danny Boyle's recently unveiled prototype for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony is centred around a nostalgic image of British countryside. But what do this model's myriad influences suggest about power, history and national identities across the UK? 

Real England? Reflections on Broadway Market

An enduring narrative of England - one with radical as well as conservative variants - sees it as a country besieged by hostile forces, its traditions under threat. A lively London market gives Patrick Wright a fresh perspective on the habit of "conceiving England as a heritage in danger".

Iron Curtain: a century restaged

An excavation of the true origin of a familiar political expression opens the door to a different understanding of the "long cold war", finds Patrick Wright.

The stone bomb

In response to the horrors of imperial air warfare in Ethiopia, Burma, and India in the 1930s, the sculptor Eric Benfield and the socialist-feminist Sylvia Pankhurst turned political passion into art with a unique Anti-Air War Memorial.

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