Category Archives: Nationalism

Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World

Peter Zeihan writes in this 2020 book: From a geopolitical point of view, nationalism’s defining characteristic is its capacity to better harness national power. Medieval feudalism splits capacity among the royals, the nobles, and the peasantry, with loyalty within and … Continue reading

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Whose Nationalism

From the New York Review of Books: French nationalism contained the seeds of something very different from English nationalism. Greenfeld places English and American nationalism on a spectrum that runs from individualist, voluntary civic nationalism at one end to “ethnonationalism” … Continue reading

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THE IDEOLOGY IS NOT THE MOVEMENT

Scott Alexander writes: Once I tried “falling in with” a group, friendship became much easier and self-sustaining precisely because of all of the tribal development that happens when a group of similar people all know each other and have a … Continue reading

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WSJ: ‘Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes’ Review: Competing Loyalties

From the Wall Street Journal: Today both nationalism and cosmopolitanism are testing the very definition of allegiance to one’s country…. Through most of history, and in many places today, group loyalty lacks this element of critique or dissent. What matters … Continue reading

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Is nationalism a s*** magnet? (2-19-21)

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