Weekend Reading 11/08/2019

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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 Washington Post has a piece on how the Catalan independence row will play a prominent role in this weekend elections in Spain, while The Guardian published an article on the rise of the far-right.

NBC News has a story about white nationalists caught trying to record video in front of the Emmett Till memorial. The Hill published an article about Norwegian authorities arresting an American white nationalist at a far-right conference. VOX has an article about the recent release of a recording of alt-right leader Richard Spencer yelling racist and antisemitic slurs in a meeting following the violence in Charlottesville. The Atlantic has an article arguing that nationalism is the foundation of a democratic political order. The Federalist has a podcast from author, Rich Lowry, about why America needs nationalism

The Nation has an opinion piece looking at the global rise of nationalism and climate change. 

Financial Times has an op-ed about resistance to far-right nationalism in some countries. 

LA Times has a story on Buddhists fighting nationalism violence against Muslims

in Myanmar in a unique way.

The Irish News has an article about a civic nationalist group urging the Irish PM to establish a Citizens Assembly to examine ways of building support for a united Ireland.

 Financial Review (paysite) has an op-ed about economic nationalism in Asia. 



In National Review Michael Auslin reviewed Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism (2019) by George Mason University professor Colin Dueck. The book asserts that conservative nationalism is the oldest democratic tradition in US foreign relations but 21st century diplomatic, economic, and military frustrations have led to a version of nationalism that emphasizes US material interests.




Emmanuel Dalle Mulle and Justin Collier