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CNN has a story on the Spanish government’s move to dismiss Catalonia's president and Cabinet dissolve the regional parliament. BBC has an article on the Catalan government’s decision to declare independence in defiance of the Spanish government. Al Jazeera has a story covering the world’s reaction to this crisis in Spain. Quartz has a piece summarizing the Catalan independence row. El País published an article on the errors and half-truths about the economy of an independent Catalonia. The Guardian has an informative infographic about pro-independence movements in Europe.
The Herald Scotland has a piece by David Torrance on the need for a ‘pro-Union forum’.
US News and World Report has a story on the lawsuit filed for white nationalist Richard Spencer against Ohio State University after the school refused to rent campus space to Spencer. Salon has a piece on a recent poll that shows a rise of White nationalism in the US military. Daily Beast also has a story on this same poll. CU Independent has a story on recent comments made by professor Henry R. Nau, a former White House official on the National Security Council for the Reagan Administration on nationalism in the Trump age. North Texas Daily had an article on recent comments made by Donald Trump Jr. on the strengths nationalism.
PRI has a story on how Poland’s right-wing nationalist party is against White nationalist Richard Spencer visiting the country.
Straits Times has an op-ed discussing how nationalism is changing foreign policy and impacting global relations.
Haaretz has an op-ed on PM Abe’s victory in recent Japanese elections and what that means for militant nationalism there.
The Week has an article has an article on the recent election victory of a billionaire and his nationalist party in the Czech Republic.
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday has a brief op-ed on Trinidadian patriotism.
For H-Nationalism, Ștefan Cristian Ionescu reviews two books on the Holocaust, Diana Dumitru’s The State, Antisemitism, and Collaboration in the Holocaust: The Borderlands of Romania and the Soviet Union (2016, Cambridge University Press), which compares civilians’ attitudes towards the Jewish population in Romania and the occupied Soviet Union; and Romania and the Holocaust: Events, Contexts, Aftermath (2016, Ibidem Verlag) edited by Simon Geissbühler, a volume of investigates the mass killing of Jews in Romania.
Kit Man, Emmanuel Dalle Mulle, and Justin Collier