The Champlain Society Findings/Trouvailles October 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Shortt’s Critiques of British Medical Care, 1911
The Champlain Society October 2017 Findings/Trouvailles post, "Dr. Elizabeth Shortt’s Critiques of British Medical Care, 1911” explores early Canadian critiques of the British medical system. Peter E. Paul Dembski shares excerpts of Dr. Shortt's diaries and letters related to her unexpected medical emergency experienced while in England in 1911.
Thanks to John Breuilly, Robert Fontanot, and all the other more recent posts, to which I hope I can respond. In this post, I limit my comments to Ricardo Duchesne's multiple observations, as they stand out and develop in a way which I find problematic:
On a spring day in 1941, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited the campus of The Catholic University of America (CUA) and the nearby university sponsored Fides House, which promoted interracial social justice.
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Many thanks, Daniele, for an excellent reflection on the complex relationship between nationalism and the Left. I fully agree that nationalism needs to be analysed within the framework of modernism, as you argued.
I disagree with Ricardo Duchesne' comment that the Left will only support non-European nationalism. I find there is a tremendous amount of support for Scottish and Irish nationalism because, to a certain extent, they are considered anti-colonial nationalism. Further, particularly in the case of Scotland, nationalism is progressive. The Scottish Nationalist Party, for example, was pro-immigrant and anti-Cameron and anti-Brexit.
Many thanks Daniele and John for your kind comments. Daniele’s words prompt me to suggest a contemporary topic which I find intriguing. As is well known, the 1968 protests spurred the (re)birth of many regional movements in Western Europe. Italy was no exception, and the first movements, those of Sardinia and Friuli, were clearly left-oriented. But the Venetian one, born at the end of the ‘70s, and today’s most blooming regionalism (nationalism?) in Italy, is rooted in a strongly Catholic – yet rapidly secularazing - environment.
In fact, the feeling of simply people, their sensitive factors of self-consciousness (religion, family, language and territory e.g.) sholud be (theorethically) cared by Leftists too... even if the faster and stronger national mobilization - mostly without limits - is realized in the conditions of war and revolution! That was the end of Austria-Hungary during the Great War: when nationalities lost their own identification in the Hapsburg and the Monarchy...