Weekend Readings 07/07/2017

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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,

The BBC published a piece on Catalan plan for a quick split from Spain after the independence vote to be held next October. The Guardian has a piece on divisions within the Catalan pro-independence movement.

WND has an op-ed discussing the debate over nationalism in the US. The Nation has a story on patriotism in Trump’s America. The Washington Times has an op-ed on nationalism and patriotism. The Washington Post has a story on nationalism and Trump’s recent speech in Warsaw. Politico has a similar story.

The National has an op-ed arguing that Iraq will need aggressive nationalism to prevent ethnic and sectarian competition in the country.

National Review has a piece on Hindu nationalism in India. Deutsche Welle has a story about how a recent mob attack on a train left a 15-year-old Muslim has prompted liberals to speak out against so-called cow vigilantes and Hindu nationalists.

Armenian Weekly has an op-ed arguing for increased patriotism on the 100th Anniversary of Armenian Statehood.

CBS News has a story on the accusations that nationalists plotted to kill the new French President Emmanuel Macron as well as Muslims and other minority groups on Bastille Day. The Telegraph has a similar story.  

The Guardian has a story on the accusations of “cultural supremacy” leveled at Sinn Fein over its demand for a standalone Irish Language Act.



For Reviews in History, Thomas Simpson reviews William Rankin’s book After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (2016, University of Chicago Press), which argues that change in geographical perspectives would ultimately lead to transformation in political and social perceptions of territory.



Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, Kit Man, and Justin Collier