Written as an act of protest in a Welsh-speaking community in north-west Wales, Why Wales Never Was combines a devastating analysis of the historical failure of Welsh nationalism with an apocalyptic vision of a non-Welsh future.
It is the `progressive' nature of Welsh politics and the `empire of the civic', which rejects both language and culture, that prevents the colonised from rising up against his colonial master.
Wales will always be a subjugated nation until modes of thought, dominant since the nineteenth century, are overturned. Originally a comment on Welsh acquiescence to Britishness at the time of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, the book's emphasis on the importance of European culture is a parable for Brexit times.
Both deeply rooted in Welsh culture and European in scope, Why Wales Never Was brings together history, philosophy and politics in a way never tried before in Wales.
First published in Welsh in 2015, Why Wales Never Was affirms the author's reputation as one of the most radical writers in Wales today.