Weekend Reading 06/17/2017

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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,

Time has an article written by a WWII survivor arguing against Trumpian nationalism. Nasdaq has a piece on Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera recent appearance at the Puerto Rican Day parade in  NYC.  Newsweek has a story on Southern Baptist refusal to support a resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement.

The Guardian has an op-ed on the consequences of last week’s British election for Scotland’s independence and another wondering whether the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) has peaked.

Euractiv has a piece on the advances of the nationalist and populist party Vetëvendosje (Independence) at the last elections in Kosovo. The Australian has an article on how nationalist domination of politics in Kosovo is being challenged.

The National Interests has an op-ed arguing that European nationalism is still alive.

Channel News Asia has a story on Buddhist nationalism in southern Thailand.

BBC News has a story on Finnish PM decision to break up his coalition with the hard-right nationalist Finns party. Voice of America has a similar story.

South China Morning Post has a story on Chinese nationalists’ reactions to a feud between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s two younger siblings in Singapore.

Daily News Analysis has a story on an open letter penned by 65 ex-government officials warning against growing nationalism under the Modi government in India. NDTV also has a story on this issue.

Frontier Myanmar has an article on nationalism and colonialism in Myanmar’s (Burma) history.

AEI has a blog post arguing in favor of a ‘responsible’ nationalism.



For H-Nationalism, Sacha Davis reviews Tudor Georgescu’s book The Eugenic Fortress: The Transylvanian Saxon Experiment in Interwar Romania (2016, Central European University Press), which examines the eugenic movement undertaken by the German-speaking Transylvanian Saxons in Romania from the late 19th century to the end of World War II.  

For the LSE Review of Books, Tahir Abbas reviews Sayeeda Warsi’s book The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain (2017, Allen Lane), a Pakistani immigrants daughter's reflection on “ the rise of Islamophobia, government responses to terrorism and questions of difference and identity” in contemporary British society.



Kit Man, Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, and Justin Collier