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”.
Regarded by many as the backbone of national statistics, the UK’s population census will in future be conducted online and augmented by data derived from other government sources, without the need for explicit consent of the population. Lynn Killick, Alistair S. Duff, Mark Deakin and Hazel Hall examine public attitudes to an online census.