Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags - from the author of the global bestseller Prisoners of Geography
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While admittedly, academic books are usually dry, this book is contrastingly very easy to pick up and read.
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He compares Communism to Nazis and ISIS (neglecting to mention 18 million Soviet citizens who died fighting Nazis in WW2 or that the most important resistance to ISIS grows out of the Kurdish PKK). However, I expected to see more about the ‘power’ of flags - more about their influence and what they represent in the modern day. They are wildly recognizable and imbued with a power far beyond their representational qualities alone.Likewise post-Soviet central Asia has seen Islamic crescents combined with far older motifs oust the hammer and sickle.
Worth Dying For By Tim Marshall | Used | 9781783962815 Worth Dying For By Tim Marshall | Used | 9781783962815
And then it got me thinking to the earlier chapters that I enjoyed so much; what if I enjoyed them because I actually know little about their history? During over twenty-four years at Sky News, Marshall reported from thirty countries and covered the events of twelve wars. However, what irked me were areas where Tim discusses, often unrequired for the context of the book, the political and cultural positioning of countries.Colors on flags can represent ethnic groups, religion, or red for blood combined with white for peace. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of global reporting experience to reveal the true meaning behind the symbols that unite us—and divide us— A Flag Worth Dying For is a winning combination of current affairs, politics, and world history. Marshall αναλύει σε βάθος την ιστορία σημαιών κρατών και οργανισμών και παρουσιάζει στοιχεία ιστορικά και γεωπολιτικά που αφορούν την υιοθέτηση των.
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On 10 th May, The Tab sat down with Tim Marshall, British journalist, broadcaster, and author to discuss his life and work.
Traditional cloth was too heavy to be held aloft, unfurled and fluttering in the wind, especially if painted; silk was much lighter and meant that banners could, for example, accompany armies onto battlefields.