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Time has a piece on dueling rallies in Boston by White nationalists and counter-protesters that drew thousands of people. The Mercury News has a story on the growth of White nationalists in California. LA Daily News has an op-ed defending American nationalism. The New York Times has an op-ed written by Derek Black, son of the former Alabama Klan leader who now runs the largest White nationalist web forum in the world, on White nationalism and American history. VOX has an op-ed criticizing former chief strategist and campaign manager Steve Bannon’s economic nationalism. Financial Times has a story on economic nationalism in the Trump administration after Bannon’s exit. Salon has an op-ed arguing that some conservative media is helping to usher White nationalism into the mainstream. Huffington Post has a story on American Jews’ response to the recent rise in White nationalism. CNBC has a story on recent comments made by a venture capitalist that Donald Trump wasn't a friend of business but a supporter of White nationalism.The Wire has an interesting piece on women joining the alt-right movement and women and nationalism. Business Insider has an op-ed arguing that there is very little difference between White nationalism and the alt-right. The National Review has an op-ed arguing in favor of culture-based national identity.
The Independent has a piece on recent comments made by Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission, saying that nationalism leads to state weakness.
Forbes has a piece on nationalism, globalism, and the retail giant Amazon.
Herald Scotland has an op-ed arguing that changing the Scottish National Party’s name will not “wish away” the nationalism behind it. The Irish Times has an op-ed on how Irish nationalism needs to move beyond its past. The Scotsman has an op-ed arguing that voters in Scotland are moving past nationalism.
The New York Times has a piece on how the Barcelona attacks have impacted the relationship between the Spanish and Catalan government and the Catalan independence row. The Economist also published a piece on the same subject. The Guardian has an op-ed on how Catalonia’s reaction to the attack might suggest that it is ready to be independent.
Emmanuel Dalle Mulle and Justin Collier