Why Are Certain Countries More Patriotic Than Others?

By Katy Burgess 2012 was a patriotic year for Britain. The London Olympics opened with a spectacular ceremony, featuring James Bond and Mr Bean, which was broadcast to an estimated worldwide TV audience of 900 million. Meanwhile, the Royal Family was again in the spotlight during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrated with a predictably rain-soakedRead More »

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Olympic Boost to British Global Image

By Araks-Naomi Zainali London 2012 has encouraged the world to warm towards the UK, according to an international survey by VisitBritain. Both before and after the Games researches asked 15 countries to rank 50 nations on various qualities. The hospitality displayed by the 70,000 Olympic and Paralympic volunteers, whose activities included staffing venues, herding crowdsRead More »

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Holding Up Half The Sky

By Katherine Williams and David Jones “Women hold up half the sky”  (Traditional Chinese Proverb) This summer, fifty years after Lieutenant John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, Lieutenant Liu Yang became the first Chinese woman in space.  Her mission as a pilot on the Shenzhou 9 craft  is the latest stepRead More »

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Great Britain 2.0 – A Cultural Upgrade

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” Martin Luther King, Jr. “Look mate, this is my country. This is where I grew up, this is where IRead More »

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