Weekend Reading 05/06/2022

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Dear All,


One of our H-Nationalism community members Dr. Krisztina Lajosi-Moore has written an insightful piece in the ECMI Minorities Blog about digital nationalism and the war in Ukraine with a specific focus on the manipulation of minorities by Russian disinformation agents. Foreign Affairs (paysite) published an article about nationalism, Russian imperialism, and the quest to define Ukraine’s history. Atlantic Council has an opinion article discussing how Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s anti-Semitic outburst exposes the absurdity of Russia’s “Nazi Ukraine” claims.

The Washington Post (paysite) has an op-ed about why US Senate candidate J.D. Vance’s nationalism may not be the GOP’s future. The Washington Post also has an op-ed article arguing that the current rise of Christian nationalism was not inevitable. Religion News Service published an op-ed on how SCOTUS Justice Alito's recent leaked opinion reveals the link between Roe vs. Wade abortion case and a broader white Christian nationalist agenda. New York Magazine has an op-ed asserting that Tucker Carlson is a white nationalist that conservatives approve of. The Hill published an article covering Tucker Carlson's response to the NY Times story that labeled him an ‘American Nationalist’

South China Morning Post (paysite) published an article covering anti-Western nationalism and China’s Communist Party congress.

LSE Blogs has a post arguing that ethnic nationalism was the real winner in the French presidential election.

NPR has a story covering how Sinn Fein is seeking a historic election victory that would make it the first Irish Nationalist Party to lead the government in Northern Ireland. 

The Irish Times has an opinion article discussing how the EU drive toward deeper integration seems to show that Brussels ignores how economic grievance can evolve into political dissent. 

Arab News has an op-ed arguing that French president Emmanuel Macron must unite France or risk emboldening the nationalists.




Justin Collier


PS. In light of the ongoing geopolitical crisis surrounding Russian state aggression toward Ukraine, H-Nationalism is looking for authors who can contribute a short post (roughly 500 words) or series of posts providing perspective on the situation in the context of nationalism studies. This could include a survey of short, publicly available readings (along the lines of our main "Weekend Reading" series), thesis-driven pieces, or both. If you are interested in contributing, please email us at prior@mail.h-net.org and collierjustin@gmail.com.