Why Wales Never Was : The Failure of Welsh Nationalism, Paperback / softback Book

Why Wales Never Was : The Failure of Welsh Nationalism Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, No
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781786830128



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