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A parallel moment not to be missed: for old nations, new times

Anthony Barnett on the rise of UKIP at a particular moment for Scotland and England. (Video)

Anthony Barnett
Anthony Barnett
10 October 2014

On the eve of the Scottish Independence Referendum, Luath publishing launched a collection of essays by the foremost Scottish political philosopher and theorist, Tom Nairn. Anthony Barnett was one of the panellists and he took the opportunity to talk about the interesting coincidence of two moments of the break-up of Britain: what had already been achieved by Scotland's referendum and the rise of UKIP. You can find this comparison at the following times: at 8mins 54sec and 1 hr 15 mins

Enjoy the whole of this celebratory evening of an 'Enlightenment philosopher's' lifelong work. Speakers at the book launch also include Pete Ramand, Jamie Maxwell, Isobel Lindsay, Tariq Ali, and Neil Ascherson as well as Tom Nairn. (Video, 1 hr, 23 minutes)

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