Why wield crosses, why bear swords?
Why preach guns, why cock Bibles?
Is Christ your tribe’s, is faith your race’s?
Is God your warlord, is your pillaging holy? 81 more words
France gripped by Soccer World Cup fever. This nation, never noted for colourful patriotic out-pourings, has unfurled the «bleu blanc rouge». Yesterday down my local café – bunting, and flags everywhre, supporters in full tricolour attire of wigs,hats and team shirts, and before the start of the match, a hearty rendition of the «Marseillaise» – though a few problems with the words. 72 more words
What is a nation?
It’s a territory occupied by a people with a shared culture, history, language or descent. Or is it?
Well increasingly in this multicultural world it isn’t. 266 more words
Time for six words again! And yes, I’m rambling on beyond my six…
This summer, Royal Academicians Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Rose Wylie and Joe Tilson are decorating the streets of London with over 200 flags, marking the 250th anniversary of the… 427 more words