In Defense of Nationalism

Ethnic nationalism is dangerous -- but democracy can’t work well in a unit not bound by some kind of shared identity.
Pride, not prejudice.

Nationalism is resurgent, says Gideon Rachman in a recent column for the Financial Times. This is surprising, he argues. Not long ago we were contemplating a new age of globalization: "In a borderless world of bits and bytes the traditional concerns of nations -- territory, identity and sovereignty -- looked as anachronistic as swords and shields."

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