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A flag worth dying for : the power and politics of national symbols

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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From the renewed sense of nationalism in China to troubled identities in Europe and the USA, to the terrifying rise of Islamic State, the world is a confusing place right now and we need to understand the symbols, old and new, that people are rallying around. For thousands of years, flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colors. And still, in the twenty-first century,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marshall, Tim, 1959-
Flag worth dying for.
New York : Scribner, 2017
(DLC) 2017040831
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Marshall
ISBN: 9781501168338 1501168339
OCLC Number: 962006347
Notes: Originally published under title: Worth dying for. London : Elliot and Thompson, 2016.
Description: x, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: The stars and stripes --
The union and the jack --
The cross and the crusades --
Colors of Arabia --
Flags of fear --
East of Eden --
Flags of freedom --
Flags of revolution --
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Other Titles: Worth dying for
Responsibility: Tim Marshall.

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From the renewed sense of nationalism in China to troubled identities in Europe and the USA, to the terrifying rise of Islamic State, the world is a confusing place right now and we need to understand the symbols, old and new, that people are rallying around. For thousands of years, flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colors. And still, in the twenty-first century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on Arab streets, from front porches in Texas. They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob. In nine chapters covering the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, international flags, and flags of terror, Tim Marshall examines the systems of symbols that represent nation states and non-state actors (including ISIS, Hezbollah, and Hamas) and how they figure in diplomatic relations and events today.

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