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Philip Murphy: Rule, Britannia? Colonial legacies of the British Empire in times of Brexit

Is Britain’s vision of reinvigorating its global position within a “Commonwealth 2.0” a misconception of past colonial greatness? What impact does the notion of Empire have on current British politics and how does it influence discourses on identity? Historian and director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Philip Murphy sheds light on how Britain is confronting its dark past and whether the Commonwealth offers a framework for reconciliation and dialogue between former colonies and colonisers.


 2019-06-27  0m