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 is the co-author of bestselling Soccernomics. His first book, Football Against the Enemy, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and is acknowledged as one of football’s seminal books. Simon writes a weekly sports column in the FT and has previously written football columns for The Times and The Observer. @kupersimon Image cr. Leila Kuper

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.