Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Monday, May 14, 2007

F W Boreham on Nationhood

F W Boreham wrote a theology of nationhood which was an extension of his concern for the public arena. In reaching beyond the personal and individualistic Boreham issued calls for the stewardship of resources, the care of the environment and the fostering of a national spirit.

His editorials on the monarchy and the British Empire were intended to help Boreham’s readers to acknowledge their heritage and sense an international connectedness. Unfortunately, these statements were often laden with blind patriotism and imperialistic fervor and were devoid of any significant critique.

Geoff Pound

Image: Many nationalities.