One of the ironies of the so-called "crisis of capitalism" over the past 5 years is that moderate Left of Centre parties, those critical of un-regulated capitalism, have often not prospered. Britain, Spain and Greece turned more conservative and opinion polls say Germany and Australia are about to do the same. Are Left wing parties losing elections, at least in part, because they leave patriotism to the Right? HARDtalk speaks to political philosopher Tim Soutphommasane, who has advised Australian and British Labour politicians on how to embrace patriotism - but what would that mean in practice?
|Interviewed Guest||Tim Soutphommasane|