Gary Younge - Who Are We?

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Mar 08, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM


University of Lancaster

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Guardian journalist , Gary Younge talks about his latest book Who Are We? - and should it matter in the twenty-first century?

What does it mean to call yourself British in the 21st century?

Moving between fascinating memoir and searing analysis, and reporting on everything from a beauty contest in Ireland to South African townships, Younge shows how many citizens of the modern world – from the American conservative to the Islamic fundamentalist, from the established elite to the second-generation immigrant – are now retreating into their personal identities as a means of survival in the face of a state seemingly indifferent to their lives. In an argument that is brilliantly observed and deeply impassioned, Younge urges us to halt this retreat, to search for a common, higher ground, or be prepared to see a society more dangerously divided than ever before.

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