Weekend Reading 8/18/2017

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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,

ABC News has a story on White nationalist rally at the University of Virginia that turned violent last weekend. Bloomberg also has a piece on the violence in Charlottesville. PBS News has an article examining the origins of White nationalism HuffPost also has an op-ed on the origins of  White nationalism. The National Interest has a piece looking at American nationalism. Fox News has a video interview with a political science professor Dr. Carol Swain discussing nationalism in the US. NPR has a story focusing on Trump’s reluctance to denounce White nationalism. HuffPost has a blog post on how to know if someone is a White nationalist. Columbia Journalism Review has a blog post discussing the difference between “nationalists” and “supremacists.” KHOU Houston also has a story on the difference between terms white supremacists, white nationalists, the Alt-Right movement, and neo-Nazis. Forbes has a story on nationalism and data privacy. HuffPost has an op-ed criticizing Trump and calling him a racist. The Hill has a story on a recent poll that shows many Americans believe Trump supports White nationalism. Newsweek has an article on how White nationalism is sanctioned by the US government because of Trump’s response.  Business Insider has a story on how White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called white nationalists and neo-Nazis at the rally “losers" and “clowns.”

US News and World Report has a story on comments made by Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that she wished her own Scottish National Party had chosen another name when it was founded because of the unpopularity of the term nationalism. The Telegraph has a similar story.

The Hindu has a piece on nationalism in India.



For H-Nationalism, John Deak reviews Robert Gerwarth’s book The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End (2016, Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which looks deep into the legacies of the First World War.




Kit Man and Justin Collier