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The Problem with Patriotism (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018)

Spoken Word


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Show Duration: 1 hour


Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018
Debate, discussion and discourse at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Problem with Patriotism
David Mountain

Do you love your country? Does the sight of your national flag fill you with pride? Whatever your nationality, patriotism is a hugely significant part of modern life, influencing everything from the cars we buy to the politicians we vote for. And yet we rarely take the time to question it. So join researcher David Mountain (The University of Edinburgh) as he explores the many problems with patriotism. Bringing together evidence and arguments from science, philosophy and politics, he’ll reveal why patriotism is illogical, dangerous and a complete waste of time. 

 

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(The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas programme runs from 03-26 August 2018. Check out the full programme below!)

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas Daytime Programme:

Day

Date

Show

Start 
Time

Age Restriction

Fri

3

Abolish Childhood!

13:30

12+

Sat

4

Privacy is Dead, Long Live Privacy!

13:30

12+

Sun

5

Who Do You Want to Wipe Your Bum?

13:30

12+

Mon

6

Dr Google Will See You Now!

13:30

12+

Tue

7

Doing Drugs (Policy) / Take MORE Drugs

13:30

12+

Wed

8

The Problem with Patriotism

13:30

12+

Thu

9

Never a Soft Touch

13:30

12+

Fri

10

Stop Making Sense

13:30

12+

Sat

11

Fibre Optics Can Save the World!

13:30

12+

Sun

12

School of Batman – Live!

13:30

12+

Mon

13

Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

13:30

12+

Tue

14

Disgust for Dummies

13:30

12+

Wed

15

All News is Fake News!

13:30

12+

Thu

16

What Keeps You Sharp?

13:30

12+

Fri

17

Footballers Have Feelings Too

13:30

12+

Sat

18

Politics of the Tooth Fairy

13:30

12+

Sun

19

Monolinguals, Where Are You?

13:30

12+

Mon

20

The Naked Blind Data Show

13:30

12+

Tue

21

The Dark Side of Fluorescence

13:30

12+

Wed

22

Will Pigs Save Our Bacon?

13:30

12+

Thu

23

Never Say Die?

13:30

12+

Fri

24

Footballers Have Feelings Too

13:30

12+

Sat

25

May Contain Neanderthal

13:30

12+

Sun

26

The Spy Who Doped Me

13:30

12+

 

 

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas by Candlelight Programme:

Day

Date

Show

Start 
Time

Age Restriction

Fri

3

What Does Sex Sell?

20:10

12+

Sat

4

Hey, You at the Back!

20:10

12+

Sun

5

Silence in the Archive

20:10

12+

Mon

6

Listening to the Public is Dangerous!

20:10

12+

Tue

7

What Keeps You Sharp?

20:10

12+

Wed

8

Monolinguals, Where Are You?

20:10

12+

Thu

9

Science is F***ed

20:10

12+

Fri

10

We’re All Mental!

20:10

12+

Sat

11

Why is Mental Illness So Goddamn Controversial?

20:10

12+

Sun

12

Turn to the Darknet

20:10

12+

Mon

13

Fibre Optics Can Save the World!

20:10

12+

Tue

14

Cows Eat Grass, Don’t They?

20:10

12+

Wed

15

Privacy is Dead, Long Live Privacy!

20:10

12+

Thu

16

Ditch the Classroom; Speak in Tongues!

20:10

12+

Fri

17

Suspect Confessions

20:10

12+

Sat

18

Science is F***ed

20:10

12+

Sun

19

No Copyright, No Problem?

20:10

12+

Mon

20

Is Astronaut Food the Future?

20:10

12+

Tue

21

Big Boys Don't Cry

20:10

12+

Wed

22

Silence in the Archive

20:10

12+

Thu

23

When Is Lying Good?

20:10

12+

Fri

24

#YesAllMen 

20:10

12+

Sat

25

Abolish Childhood!

20:10

12+

Sun

26

We’re All Mental!

20:10

12+

 

 

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