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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Justin Collier (email@example.com) about writing a blogpost. Follow us on Twitter @HNationalism.
Forbes has an op-ed discussing the resurgence of American nationalism. Vanity Fair has a piece that explores the origins and evolution of President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s nationalist views. Education Dive has a brief story on how nationalism is impacting higher education. Seattle Weekly has a story on how musicians, club owners, bartenders and others are coming together to prevent White nationalists groups from performing in Seattle.
The National has a piece discussing global sub-nationalism.
Huffington Post has an op-ed investigating if globalism is really anti-nationalism.
The Guardian has an op-ed written by Graça Machel wife of the late Nelson Mandela arguing that the increase in nationalism around the world is a threat to Nelson Mandela's legacy.
NDTV has a story on how Chinese state-run media is warning that Hindu nationalism could lead to conflict between China and India. Hindustan Times has a similar story. Daily-O has a response arguing that the issue actually lies with Chinese expansionism. The Hindu has a piece on recent comments made by a popular writer and critic that cultural nationalism has been supplanted by Hindu nationalism. The Washington Post has a story on the election of Hindu nationalist Ram Nath Kovind. Vice News also has a story on the election but offer insight into how this election will impact Indian PM Modi. First Post has a story on recent critical comments from India's commerce minister aimed at the Trump Administration’s ‘nationalist’ foreign policy. The Tribune has an op-ed piece discussing the political tension between globalists and nationalists.
The Telegraph has a story on acclaimed conductor and opponent of Brexit Daniel Barenboim’s recent plea for European unity during a BBC Proms concert. The Guardian also has a story on Barenboim’s comments. The Guardian has an op-ed arguing that the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge were ‘duped’ into supporting Polish nationalism.
For H-Nationalism, Paul Steege reviews Nicholas Stargardt’s book The German War: A Nation under Arms, 1939-1945 (2015, Basic Books), which explores how ordinary Germans experienced the Second World War.
For Reviews in History, John Borgonovo reviews Fearghal McGarry’s book The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916 (2016, Oxford University Press), which reconstructs the Easter Rising in an attempt to end the British rule, using over 1,700 eye-witness statements.
Kit Man and Justin Collier