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Responses to David Goodhart's Demos pamphlet from five commentators

By Neal Ascherson   June 2006

The five articles below are responses to David Goodhart’s pamphlet “Progressive Nationalism: Citizenship and the Left,” published by Demos in May 2006, on which Goodhart’s Prospect essay “National anxieties” is based. To read the complete text of the Demos pamphlet, click here.

Neal Ascherson

When David Goodhart wrote his famous “Too Diverse?” essay in Prospect two years ago, he probably had little idea of the impact it would create. But it arrived at exactly the right moment, especially for those who claimed to detest what they thought it stood for.

The media, academia and the party political world, all…

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