War and peace
Laurie Taylor talks to Conor Gearty, Rausing Professor, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, a human rights expert, about why no-one bothers with a formal declaration of war any more. A century ago, the distinction between war and peace was meant to be absolutely clear - war began with a formal declaration and ended with a peace treaty. No longer. To whom might it matter and why?
Paul Gilroy, Professor of Sociology and African and American Studies, Yale, talks about the re-publication of his There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack. Written in 1987, it was a powerful indictment of the failure of British intellectuals and politicians to take race seriously. Fifteen years on and now working in the United States, how does he judge contemporary attitudes to race?
There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack
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