Malory Nye Blogs

Jamestown: Downton Abbey meets Lord of the Flies?

A major new TV drama about ‘America’s birth’ is coming in 2017, so what should we expect of it? medium.com Malory Nye published on 23 April 2016 When and how did America get started? I mean, particularly, English (and English-speaking) America? What would it be like...

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British Nationalism: A Love That Dares Not Speak Its Own Name

There is a possibility that the 7 May 2015 General Election will be the last such UK election that includes Scotland. Imagine the (unlikely) scenario that a triumphant SNP vote elects all 59 Scottish MPs, giving a very clear mandate for a review of the issue of...

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What does it mean to be British?

Why the British may one day learn to be more like the Scandinavians published on medium.com, 11 August 2014 (A version of this blog is available on my podcast, to listen click through here) Who (what) am I? I have always struggled to have a clear idea of my national...

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Some reflections on Isla Vista, 24 May 2014 on Vidoyen

Powered by Vidoyen Were the Isla Vista shootings on 24 May the act of a madman, a hate crime, or terrorism? We cannot help but despair on hearing that it has happened again. A young man, possessing guns, has been able to perpetrate carnage and massacre in the US, yet...

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An academic adrift? How to be an independent scholar

What does an academic do when s/he is not in the academy? This a question that I ask myself nearly everyday. What does it mean to be an independent scholar? It is a strange one, because being a scholar is sort of like 'being a catholic'. That is, once a scholar,...

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