National identity

The English have debated their national nature for centuries

Britain must rediscover its stories and dreams

Britain does not owe Greece the Parthenon sculptures

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

Daniel Pipes’s quest to understand the English national character leaves him none the wiser

The Parekh report argued that ‘Britishness’ as previously understood was now defunct

Professor Jeremy Black and Political Editor Graham Stewart discuss the strength of Italy’s national unity

John Bowers reviews Remaking One Nation by Nick Timothy