Weekend Reading 08/05/2022

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Dear All,


Slate has an op-ed arguing that Christian nationalism used to be taboo, but is no longer. The Times of Israel has an article covering the growth of hate groups and the spread of extremist conspiracy theories into mainstream American culture is caused by unrestricted access to social media. The Guardian has an article about Hungary’s prime minister urging American conservatives to unite with Christian nationalists in Europe during his opening address at CPAC in Texas. The New York Times published an opinion article arguing that the Christian right is acting in bad faith. NPR has a story about how white nationalists in Texas terrorized refugees after the Vietnam War.   The American Conservative has an article looking at the positive aspects of Christian nationalism. 

South China Morning Post published a piece on Chinese nationalism and Speaker Pelosi’s Taiwan trip. New York Times has an article about the dangers of stoking Chinese nationalism on social media. Fortune has an article covering how China's Gen Z is a nationalistic generation that's embracing 'involution.' 

Nikkei Asia has an opinion article about looking back at former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's positive vision of liberal nationalism.

The Times (paysite) published a story about how displays of nationalism on license plates in Kosovo led to a riot




Justin Collier