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Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?

By Hugolas_Madurez following x   2019 Jan 16, 11:26am 396 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    

Monday Night Philosophy investigates why the world is grappling with a fierce resurgence of “us versus them” nationalism. Veteran political reporter and author John Judis analyzes the underlying causes of the nationalist revolt and its global impact, arguing that nationalism is an inescapable aspect of politics that the Left has ceded to the Right. The result: the rise of leaders such as Donald Trump in the United States and Viktor Orbán in Hungary. Judis looks to the future and urges leaders to identify and reclaim what is valid in nationalism while recognizing that it is in a country’s national interest to work together with strong international institutions.


Good listen. At least somebody on the left is starting to get it.
1   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2019 Jan 16, 12:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

a country’s national interest to work together with strong international institutions.

That's permission to buy Communist China imports built by outsourcing American companies that Republicans didn't stop.
2   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jan 16, 2:58pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Our elites have come to see "us versus them" tribalism as some evil to be eradicated. They want a fluid world with no frontiers, unsupervised immigration, un-impinged commerce.

They are badly mistaken. The only reason why countries exist at all is because of their inner tribalism.

Without it, you get California-exit, Catalonia-exit, etc.... countries are ripped apart.

Countries are still today responsible for our security. Armies are national. The willingness to fight and die to defend the country exists only because of national tribalism.
So does the willingness to share resources within the country.

We know nazis went too far, but removing nationalism altogether is stupid. Especially unilaterally, since Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, etc.... are very much nationalistic.

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