Views on the News: Patriotism

In this compelling and timely short, volunteers pose points and questions on patriotism to media lecturer Dr Graham Barnfield. Should St George’s day be celebrated as a national holiday? Why is the Union Jack back in vogue and the St George flag seen as dodgy? Should past imperial horrors dictate our attitude to patriotism today? Can patriotism be good and nationalism bad as Orwell put it? Aren’t we culturally superior to ISIS? With much to chew on Dr Barnfield never fails to challenge contempt for our common humanity. Interwoven with illustrative imagery, it’s a great watch and starting point for debate.