Twinkly-eyed twentieth century mischief makers have crashed out of fashion

Journalist James Cowley builds a national identity from an excavation of incidents

Ukraine has rallied the West and yet again shown our civilisation’s limitless capacity for self-renewal

English nationalism is a paper dragon

Fierce rivalries in a shared sport

Boris Johnson’s ‘one great indivisible United Kingdom’ is neither one, nor indivisible, nor united

According to this book, Islam outside the West preserves much of its traditional character, but Islam within the West is in danger of petrifying, says Paul Goodman

Graham Cunningham asks why Englishness has failed to garner its own version of the self-flattering national mythology of so many other nations

Liverpool’s at ease with itself, the south should be too

Ominous parallels between 1970s West Germany and Britain today