Worth Dying For?

Tim Marshall, Simon Kuper

28/02/2017 7:00 pm

One of the finest geopolitical analysts of our day, bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall, examines the relationship between flags, national identity and nationalism. In conversation with journalists Martin Bright and Simon Kuper, Marshall analyses what these symbols represent and how they relate to the renewed sense of nationalism in China, the troubled identities in Europe and the USA, and the international potency and threat of Islamic State. Drawing on more than 25 years of reporting across the globe, he brings a comprehensive understanding of international terrorism and how and why nations clash, while Kuper sheds new light on the resurgence of patriotic chauvinism and the political tensions within France as the elections approach.

Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall has been a foreign correspondent for over 20 years and was Foreign Affairs Editor at Sky News until 2015. He appears regularly on Sky News, BBC Politics and LBC.

Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper joined the Financial Times in 1994. He wrote the daily currencies column, before leaving the FT in 1998, to return in 2002 as sports columnist. He has been there ever since, nowadays writing a general column for the Weekend FT on all manner of topics from politics to books, and on cities including London, Paris, Johannesburg and Miami.

Martin Bright

Martin Bright is former political editor of the JC and a former political editor of the New Statesman. He is founder of the youth employment charity The Creative Society.