There are many ways to connect the present with the past. One of the easiest is through physical objects, such as, say, informing students on the history of the physical space of their university campus.
On behalf of H-Nationalism, I'd like to thank Liah Greenfeld for her excellent post and all participants in the discussion for their stimulating comments. The third post of our series will be published next Wednesday (20 December). Don't miss it!
Thanks to Daniele for continuing the conversation and beginning with important points on which we are in agreement. Regarding the Bolshevik Revolution, whose 100-year anniversary we passed last month, its nationalist character is nowhere revealed more clearly than in Lenin’s own writings, particularly his essay “What Is To Be Done?” Russia’s socialism had not changed the character of Russian nationalism, and it still remains the same today, after Socialism no longer figures in Russia’s official name. I would guess that the same applies to nationalisms of Poland and Hungary.
Many thanks to Liah Greenfeld for this thought-provoking piece.
This is the first post in a new series designed to introduce and connect NACBS members. Taking our lead from the American History Association's "Member Spotlight" posts, we hope to deepen our sense of community through short posts that delve into who we are and what we value.
You can find the whole post here: http://www.nacbs.org/blog/my-nacbs-our-new-series-dedicated-to-building-community-and-coll...
I am grateful to David Prior for a comment that allows me to stress a very important point, the connection of dignity to nationalism.
Thank you to Dr. Greenfeld for contributing this fascinating piece. I found its overview of the changing meanings of the Left and Right illuminating. I did want to mention one issue that I see arising at the end of the piece. Dr. Greenfeld noted that: