Weekend Reading, 06/03/2016

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H-Nationalism’s Weekend Reading series highlights recent and thought-provoking reviews, blog posts, brief articles, and op-eds.  Have something to say about something you read?  Feel free to respond here or contact David Prior (prior@mail.h-net.msu.edu) and Justin Collier (collierjustin@gmail.com) about writing a blogpost. Follow us on Twitter @HNationalism.


Dear All,

If you  haven't done so, check out the discussion on our main page about secession and eastern Ukraine, as well as our most recent reviews (mentioned below). 

The Economist has an article on how Germany classifies ethnicity.

openDemocracy has a post on anti-Semitism, anti-imperialism, and liberal communitarianism.

The Washington Post has an article on the results of a recent survey that shows Russian nationalism on the rise.

The Huffington Post has an article on the rise of nationalism around the world.

The Nation has an op-ed on nationalist nuclear foreign policy.

The New York Times published a piece on the row over independence and an old Medieval Festival in Catalonia. El País has an article on the Socialist proposal to reform the Spanish constitution and recognize Catalonia’s national difference.

The Washington Post has a piece on how Donald Trump is receiving support from a nationalist biker gang.

The Jakarta Post has a story on a concert in Indonesia that is meant to bolster nationalism in the country.

The Middle East Eye has an article on the growing political power of the nationalists in Turkey.



For the LSE Review of Books, Kirsten Carter McKee reviews Johnny Rodger’s book The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity (Routledge, 2015),  which “explores the role that commemorative monumental structures have played in Scotland as a mode of demonstrating national identity over the last two hundred years.”

For H-Nationalism, Marc David Baer reviews Ronald Grigor Suny’s book “They can live in the desert but nowhere else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide (Princeton University Press, 2015), which takes into account the psychological factors together with the international and historical events that paved the way to the atrocities of 1915-1916.  And Klaus Richter reviews Darius Staliūnas's valuable case study, Enemies for a Day: Antisemitism and Anti-Jewish Violence in Lithuania under the Tsar (Central European University Press, 2016).



David Prior, Tiffany Florvil, Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, Kit Man, and Justin Collier