the Islamic State (IS)
in 2014, did not prevent their execution. On the contrary, the silence of their
organisation and the media may have bolstered the jihadist movement’s
claim that they were spies, while enabling the Britishgovernment to maintain,
unchallenged, its intransigent no-negotiations policy ( Dettmer, 2014 ; Simon, 2014 ).
In other words, while controlling information shared internally and with the
public is one of the key factors in
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and stale’ humanitarian narrative.
RR: Were there particular ethical, legal or political concerns that shaped your writing? How did you deal with these elements?
TR: I had to make sure that patients could not be identified. This meant changing some of their personal characteristics and ensuring that the particular hospital could not be definitively identified. Because I was referring to work I’ve done for the Britishgovernment, the document was reviewed by a barrister. Their only comment was that I should get the permission of a doctor in Kosovo that I quoted
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how it became something that the public latched on to.
To give the three examples that I’m very familiar with: in the British case,
the response was wrapped up in a paternalistic feeling of postcolonial
responsibility toward Nigeria and to the people there, but also an attempt to
construct a new identity for Britain and to distance the popular response from
criticisms of the Britishgovernment for selling arms to the Federal Military
Government while simultaneously
time when Hitler used
US race laws as a model for the Third Reich ( Whitman,
2017 ), or to slavery and genocide against Native Americans, or forward again to the use
of mass incarceration by liberals in the US more recently ( Murakawa, 2014 ). We can add torture by the Britishgovernment in Aden and Northern
Ireland and more recently, as we well know, US torture in the ‘war on terror’.
These are just the examples that come to mind. There are many more.
Yet, having said all of that, it remains a core liberal belief that, broadly speaking
This book addresses the special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. It argues that Britain's foreign policy challenges the dominant idea that its power has been waning and that it sees itself as the junior partner to the hegemonic US. The book also shows how at moments of international crisis successive British governments have attempted to re-play the same foreign policy role within the special relationship. It discusses the power of a profoundly antagonistic relationship between Mark Twain and Walter Scott. The book demonstrates Stowe's mis-reading and mis-representation of the Highland Clearances. It explains how Our Nig, the work of a Northern free black, also provides a working-class portrait of New England farm life, removed from the frontier that dominates accounts of American agrarian life. Telegraphy - which transformed transatlantic relations in the middle of the century- was used by spiritualists as a metaphor for the ways in which communications from the other world could be understood. The story of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship is discussed. Beside Sarah Orne Jewett's desk was a small copy of the well-known Raeburn portrait of Sir Walter Scott. Henry James and George Eliot shared a transatlantic literary network which embodied an easy flow of mutual interest and appreciation between their two milieux. In her autobiography, Gertrude Stein assigns to her lifelong companion the repeated comment that she has met three geniuses in her life: Stein, Picasso, and Alfred North Whitehead.
itself to be
uninterested in supporting medical initiatives unless it was allowed to
fully control and manage them. Although the ZMA filled a conspicuous gap
within the healthcare provision offered by the Colonial Medical Service
on Zanzibar, the Britishgovernment was happy to fund and cooperate with
it only if it could essentially run it as an adjunct part of the
colonial medical department. When the
Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
NGOs were growing uncomfortable with the effects of such images on
public perceptions of the global South.
Third, the film’s popular impact contributed towards
significant changes in the Britishgovernment’s approach to disaster
relief policy. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Britain had
struggled to adequately respond to a succession of major emergencies in
Africa and Asia. Media coverage of
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain
The first colonies on the Australian
continent and the islands of New Zealand in the decades from the late
1830s to 1870 were notable for their swift movement politically from
initial Crown colonies to virtual local self-government. As in Canada,
the BritishGovernment first made arrangements for representative
government based on a property franchise for all of these colonies, the
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the Colonial Service meant that Indian colleagues, even
if in possession of LMS or MD degrees, were seldom allowed the job title
of Medical Officer, which was reserved mainly for Europeans. Instead,
Indian medical graduates were variously called Assistant Surgeons, SASs
and even sometimes Hospital Assistants once they took up posts with the
Britishgovernment services. Although the higher-ranked Assistant
Isle of Man. The ‘internment of
aliens’ – a peculiar and rather hysterical measure taken by the Britishgovernment after Dunkirk. He had only been married for four months.
But I suspect he really enjoyed the ironic freedom of that year.
This is my father as an alien. He is alien to Britain and to English
culture. Surrounded by those who are not alien to him, he is
captured in an alien environment. And this image of him as the
central figure is one which is entirely alien to me. His existence
on the edges of my childhood, his refusal to engage with me or to