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Liberty Abroad, Part 3. National liberation, tribalism and intervention

JS Mill's support for national liberation movements in 1848 became doubt as he saw liberation turn to nationalism, solidarity turn to tribalism. His ideal was of cultural hybridisation, but citizens loyal to their states. What would he have thought of Syria today? Dr Georgios Varouxakis discusses his latest book, Liberty Abroad

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Tony Curzon Price was Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy from 2007 to 2012, where he is now contributing editor and technical director. He blogs at

Dr Georgios Varouxakis is Reader in the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary College, University of London. He grew up in Crete and studied in the UK. He has published widely on 19th Century and contemporary history of political ideas.

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