Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna is a professor at Hofstra University in the United States. In this article he describes the unexpected resurgence of nationalism, a revival that is irreconcilable with the prognoses of well-known intellectuals. This “ideological poison”, as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has portrayed nationalism, is experiencing a popularity not seen since the 1930’s. The dangers posed by this resurgence are best explained by George Santayana’s famous dictum: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
Entrance to teacher education is a highly political issue with high entrance scores and some form of aptitude test being the norm. This article by Dr Yvonne Masters of the University of New England, Australia, is a discussion starter to examine the questions: who is missing out and is equity being ignored under the guise of quality?
Nigel H. Foxcroft analyses the influence of cultures and civilizations upon literature and national identity by investigating the evolution of the cosmic consciousness of the English Modernist novelist and poet, Malcolm Lowry (1909-57) after his experience of the Mexican Day of the Dead Hispanic festival.