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Radical Reactionary

The Politics of William Le Queux

Harry Wood

of empire, hyper nationalism, anti-party rhetoric and fear of trade unionism. The study also emphasises the relationship between invasion anxiety and radicalism. ‘For the Radical Right’, suggests Sykes, ‘catastrophe, the point at which decline became

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Maureen Mulligan

remembers the “writing on the wall” in the 1920s that presaged the later problems: “about Morocco, about Basque Nationalism, about agrarian and foundry troubles, about all Bilbao’s thousand woes—writing on the wall. Always plenty of writing on the wall. But

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George Johnston’s Tibetan Interlude

Myth and Reality in Shangri-La

Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell

. Dreyfus , Georges . 2005 . “ Are We Prisoners of Shangrila? Orientalism, Nationalism, and the Study of Tibet. ” JIATS: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies 1 : 1 – 21 . Hilton , James . 1933 . Lost Horizon . London

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In the Eyes of Some Britons

Aleppo, an Enlightenment City

Mohammad Sakhnini

European-style nationalism in the region. In the context of economic alliances and self-interest, as Masters (2001) showed, many Muslim, Christian, and Jewish residents in the city crossed religious barriers. Also, Mansel recalled that “long periods of

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Shakespeare in Sarajevo

Theatrical and Cinematic Encounters with the Balkans War

Sara Soncini

to confine the horrors of ethnic violence to a supposedly non-European region mired in atavistic hatreds and endemic nationalism. Mitchell mobilized Shakespeare as authoritative evidence that history repeats itself, and that Britain was no more immune

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Michael Hughes

their own words. Above all, though, William Le Queux thrived in the murky borderland where nationalism, conspiracy, paranoia and resentment merged to form a brew in which ‘truth’ was less a statement of fact and more an articulation of diffuse anxieties

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‘Shakespeare Had the Passion of an Arab’

The Appropriation of Shakespeare in Fadia Faqir’s Willow Trees Don’t Weep

Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

, ‘Cymbeline’ , in Greenblatt, The Norton Shakespeare , 2971. 29 Jodi Mikalachki, ‘The Masculine Romance of Roman Britain: Cymbeline and Early Modern English Nationalism^ Shakespeare Quarterly 46, no. 3 (1995), 312. 30 Ibid. 31 This study suggests further

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Gauging the Propagandist's Talents

William Le Queux's Dubious Place in Literary History: Part Two

A. Michael Matin

Indeed, as someone who took pride in being a keen critic of the judgement-warping force of modern nationalisms, and whose aspirational vision for the future was of a harmonious confederation of socialist republics, he had cause for embarrassment. His

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Richard Wright and the 1955 Bandung Conference

A Re-Evaluation of The Color Curtain

Babacar M'Baye

The Color Curtain reflects Richard Wright's problematical assessment of the 1955 Bandung Conference and his difficult attempts to reconcile his sincere denunciation of the consequences of colonialism and racism on people of Asian and African descent with his condescending representation of Third World nationalism during the middle of the twentieth century. The book reveals striking paradoxes in Wright's evaluation of a nationalism that he occasionally vilifies as an ideology that was grounded on impassioned and essentialist cultural or religious affiliations and feelings. Yet Wright's demeaning, elitist, and patronizing attitudes about Third World nationalism and cultures did not prevent him from identifying with the core spirit of the Bandung Conference. In his assessment of the summit, Wright occasionally reveals his admiration for a Third World nationalism that echoed his disparagement of Western racism and imperialism.

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Re-thinking Antimilitarism

France 1898-1914

Elizabeth Propes

Conservative French nationalists had successfully labeled antimilitarism as antinationalist in the two decades preceding World War I. Because some of the more vocal antimilitarists were also involved in anarchist and radical Marxist organizations, historians largely have accepted this antinationalist label while also arguing that French nationalism had lost its connections to the French Revolution and become a more extremist, protofascist movement. A closer look at mainstream antimilitarist arguments, however, reveals the continued existence of the republican nationalism that had dominated the nineteenth century and shows that antimilitarists did not reject their nation. Instead, antimilitarists sought to protect the Republic, which they saw as synonymous with the nation, against an increasingly conservative, anti-Republic military and conservative nationalists, whom antimilitarists saw as a danger to a republican France.