Great Britain No More?

GUESTS: JULIAN BARNES Author, England, England (Knopf, 1998, was short-listed for the Booker Prize) Author, Metroland (Vintage, 1992), and Flaubert's Parrot (Vintage, 1990) ANDREW SULLIVAN Wrote New York Times Magazine cover story "The End of Britain," (February 21, 1999) British influence in the world has diminished dramatically in the past fifty years. The empire on which the sun never sets has been dismantled, and in the British Isles, regional identities are asserting themselves with increasing vigor. Amid the celebrations of Scottish, Welsh, and even Cornish culture, is the idea of British culture and a British identity dying out? Join host Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at evolving ideas of what it means to be British.

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