Weekend Reading 10/20/2017

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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,

Al Jazeera has an op-ed arguing that the Catalan independence movement is not only about nationalism. The Irish Times also has an op-ed on nationalism in Catalan.

Inside Indonesia has a piece on resource nationalism as a form of imperialism.

Bangkok Post has an op-ed that discusses nationalism in Thailand.

Bloomberg has a story on recent gains made by the far-right nationalist party in the recent Austrian election.

CTV News has a story on how Chinese President Xi Jinping is ushering in a new era of muscular Chinese nationalism.

The Nation has a story on the gathering of far-right activists in Ukraine's capital to mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

The Washington Post has a story on the recent comment made by US Senator John McCain condemning ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism.’ Business Insider has a story about Florida Governor Rick Scott declaring a state of emergency ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader, Richard Spencer, at the University of Florida. USA Today has a piece on how a group of activists and students are planning to protest when Spencer speaks at the University of Cincinnati. The Cornell Daily Sun has a story on comments made by a University of Connecticut sociology professor, arguing that a White nationalist group and a White anti-racist organization seem to hold some similarities.  openDemocracy has an interview discussing nationalism as a substitute for equality. Moyers & Company has a story on White nationalists and Christian Right Unite coming together at the Values Voter Summit. The Observer has a story about recent comments from former US president George W. Bush denouncing nationalism.

The Hindu has an article on recent comments made by former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee that nationalism cannot be imposed by law.

Financial Times has a story on fashion and Nigerian nationalism.

The Wall Street Journal has a story on rising Kurdish nationalism following the fight to oust the Islamic State from Raqqa.

RealClearPolitics has a clip and transcript from an interview with Jonathan David Haidt about "The Rise of Populism and the Backlash Against the Elites."



Justin Collier