In Search of Sovereignty
American satirist Joe Queenan goes in search of sovereignty. What is it? How old is it? What colour is it?
The American satirist Joe Queenan goes in search of sovereignty. He wants to know what it is, what's it for, and how old it is
"Now I know this is a big issue for you all right now. Over here we've been fighting over sovereignty since the eighties.
The 1780s. But I still don't really understand what it is, nor why it's making everyone so mad."
With contributions from Professor Richard Bourke, editor of Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective; and Edith Hall the author of Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life.
The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.