Essays and Debate archive

Leo-Abse
Oct
11
saunders-lewis
Oct
10

The hunt for Welsh fascists

Dafydd Glyn Jones questions whether it is justified to speculate that Saunders Lewis moved steadily towards the right in the 1930s

Tom-Ellis-by-J.F.Wood
Oct
09

Wales’ European vocation

Kenneth O. Morgan examines how our relationship with Europe has been articulated by four political leaders across two centuries

David-Melding
Oct
03

Spending squeeze a chance to shake up services

David Melding asks whether Welsh public services can thrive without the market

Jon Cruddas, Chair of Labour's Policy Review
Jul
07

The place of patriotism in 21st Century Britain

Michael Kenny explores what current Labour Party thinking about the English Question owes to the New Left pioneers

Border crossing alongside the Dee near Chester
Mar
24

Frontiers are corridors for culture

Tom Nairn says globalisation is bringing a redefinition of borderlands rather than their abolition.

Novo Mesto
Mar
03

Welsh letter from Slovenia

Christopher Meredith reports on a writer’s month in Novo Mesto, a city on a bend of the Krka river close to the border with Croatia

english-parliamnt
Feb
12

English dilemmas 2: A nation discovers its voice

Sunder Katwala asks why Englishness has been suppressed for so long and what kind of identity is emerging

Rupert Murdoch at the World Economic forum in 2009
Jul
18

After Murdoch

Anthony Barnett argues that the mess that Jeremy Hunt wishes to see sorted out is the very fusion of politicians, journalists and media owners that govern us – the political class.

Welsh-language singer-songwriter Meic Stevens, who has been favourably compared with the likes of Bob Dylan and Syd Barrett
Apr
13

Standing up to Anglo-American mass music

Dafydd Iwan and Dafydd Roberts asks whether the crisis in the Welsh music business represents the kiss of life or death