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nationalism


  • Resisting Nationalism in Education

    by Jacob Goodwin

    "Countering the pull toward nationalistic authoritarianism requires intellectual openness and curiosity.  This is a challenge in the time of recovery from the global pandemic, environmental catastrophe and jagged economic turbulence."



  • Why the Kremlin Made "Z" its Symbol of the Ukraine Invasion

    by Alexander Etkind

    Can Russia's aggression against Ukraine be explained by its leaders fetishizing the small differences in national life, and the divergent fortunes of the post-Soviet generation, in the two countries? Are those gaps so small that only an invented symbol could express them? 



  • No, Liberal Historians Can't Tame Nationalism

    by Eran Zelnik

    Liberal historians confronted with both right-wing nationalism and renewed "history wars" have tried to thread a needle by telling a positive story of nationalism. The author contends the exclusionary and belligerent aspects of nationalism can't be domesticated by surrounding them with the right narrative.


  • Not All Roads Lead to Kashmir

    by Andrew Howard

    A recent tragedy on a historically contentious railway route shows that decisions about infrastructure development are made with symbolic and emotional considerations as well as pragmatic ones.



  • Orban's American Apologists

    by John Ganz

    Why is the leader of a small and politically insignificant European nation suddenly a celebrated hero for the American right? Orban's brand of nationalism represents a test of how far ethnonationalists can go in public. 



  • CPAC's Orban Fandom in Historical Context

    by Jason Tebbe

    Orbanism resonates with today's American right because it explicitly rejects liberalism, involves the masses in politics while rigging the system for favorable outcomes, and gets its power from resentment of marginalized “outsiders," galvanizing a group feeling its demographic and cultural position decline. 



  • Is Putin a New Constantine?

    by Daniel Gullotta

    "In short, Putin seems to strike some conservatives as a new Constantine for a new Christendom standing against progressive totalitarianism."



  • War Torn: Confronting the Problems of the Nationless

    by Nick Turse

    Those displaced by war, persecution, and economic desperation constitute more than a billion people. The "nationless" are the third-largest nation on Earth, and their ranks will only grow.



  • Putin's Historical Memory Laws Foreshadowed Ukrainian Invasion

    by Francine Hirsch

    Legal penalties for critical interpretations of the Soviet role in the second world war are an effort to prop up a nationalist version of Russian history that is being used to justify the invasion of Ukraine as a humanitarian and antifascist measure. 



  • The Dangerous “Patriotism” of the January 6 Insurrection

    by Ben Railton

    The participants in the attack on the Capitol a year ago reflected a "mythic patriotism" founded on the belief in an authentic, white, Christian nation under attack by enemies dangerous enough to justify any measures in opposition.