Colin Kidd, the Scottish intellectual historian, has argued persuasively that the Scottish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century – commonly seen as a direct and praiseworthy outcome of the Union – did much to subvert uncomplicated patriotic readings of Scottish history. Instead it served more as the basis of an Anglo-Scots unionist historiography (which finds its … [Read more…]
The Economist (24/08/13) analyses the progress of racial and ethnic relations in the U.S., in light the 5oth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on racial equality in America. WorldBulletin.net (22/08/13) reports that Nigeria, for the first time in the nation’s history, will include questions on religion and ethnicity in its … [Read more…]
Oman Tribune (13/7/12) reports on the fighting in South Sudan, which could spiral into “outright sectarian conflict”. The Diplomat (12/7/13) provides an insightful analysis on the causes of the recent spates of violence and protests by China’s ethnic Muslim population, and how it relates to the country’s economic expansion and increase in global power.