The End of the Road?

From Planet 248

by Emlyn Phillips

Congratulations to the winner of our New Writers’ Competition! In his article, Emlyn Phillips traces connections between the Celtic Britons and eastern Eurasia, Iolo Morganwg, and the precarity, yet possibility, ahead for Wales as power arguably again shifts eastwards to the ‘New Silk Road’.

What connects the ancient Druids and the Buddha, Alexander the Great, Edward Longshanks and Kublai Khan, the Pharaohs and today’s cost of living crisis? How does Iolo Morganwg fit into this? And what does it mean for contemporary Wales?

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About the author

Emlyn Phillips is a qualified coach and hypnotherapist whose focus is on the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the world. A native of Glamorgan, and a second-language Welsh-speaker, he has spent much of his career in non-Western countries, looking at Wales from the outside.