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.
Politico has a piece on the role of the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont in Catalonia’s government bid for independence. Fair Observer published an article on the Catalan and Scottish bid for independence.
The Diplomat has a story on the push to install a tank on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JHU) campus in Delhi to commemorate soldiers who died in the Indo-Pak war. Swarajya has a post that argues that the best way to fully understand nationalism in India is to examine India’s colonial past. CBC News has an article on how the recent standoff between China and India is partly fueled by nationalism.
The Week has an op-ed asserting that there is a battle between President Trump and "Trumpism." The Washington Post has an op-ed highlighting the link between anti-liberalism and White nationalism. The Week has an op-ed discussing the strength and importance of White nationalists in the Trump administration. Politico has an article examining the meaning behind accusations of “Cosmopolitan bias” made by Trump adviser Stephen Miller toward a CNN reporter. Newsweek has a story about a new go-to website for White nationalists.
The Guardian has an op-ed that argues that the critically acclaimed movie Dunkirk whitewashes history with its lack of diversity.
News Herald has an op-ed on the 50th anniversary of a speech given by French President Charles de Gaulle in Montreal and the durability of nationalism in Quebec.
Reuters has a story on the threat posed to Muslims in Myanmar by Buddhist nationalists.
The Hill has a blog post on the relationship between President Trump and the rise of Polish populism.
The Ghana News Agency has a piece on recent comments made by an administrator at the University of Ghana about the need for nationalism to end ethnic conflicts in the country.
The Globalist has a piece discussing how nationalism is East Asia’s biggest challenge.
LSE's European Politics and Policy blog has a short point from Tjitske Akerman, arguing that the biggest threat to democracy is not populism, but an authoritarian nationalism.
For H-Nationalism, Marshall C. Eakin reviews Gregg Bocketti’s book Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil (2016, University Press of Florida), which looks into how Brazilian nationalists made use of football as a means to shape and reshape their nation.
For the National, Kapil Komireddi reviews Ian Campbell’s book The Addis Ababa Massacre: Italy's National Shame (2017, Hurst), which reconstructed the Fascist massacre of residents of Addis Ababa in the Italian-occupied Ethiopia in February 1937.
Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, Shota Kincha, Kit Man, and Justin Collier