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Empire state of mind

There is no doubt that Britain is in the middle of an identity crisis.

From a long history of colonialism and empire building, the default British political leadership today still favors military adventurism over introspection and acceptance.

So, is it helpful to face and reconcile the past when trying to find a new direction in an increasingly competitive, multipolar world?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by art historian and museum educator Alice Procter and historian Gerard McNamara.

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