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Nationalism news and analysis from The Nation
May 7, 2019
The Disturbing Rise of ‘Femonationalism’
Across Europe, politicians are hijacking feminist language to further right-wing ideologies.
February 5, 2019
Economic Nationalism Is Suicide
Our inability to think globally pushes us further into a world of growing jingoism and martial confrontation.
January 17, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard’s Deceptive Foreign Policy
The Hawaii congresswoman’s anti-interventionism masks an affinity for authoritarians, nationalists, and Islamophobes.
January 16, 2019
Steve King’s Racism Must Be Formally Censured
A tepid House resolution that even the hate-mongering congressman backed is insufficient. The chamber needs to clearly and unequivocally censure King for his scorching bigotry.
January 3, 2019
Country Music Is Also Mexican Music
The Department of Homeland Security recruits agents at country festivals, but the musical genre knows no borders.
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November 29, 2018
Epic Fails: ‘Outlaw King’ and Netflix’s Nationalism Problem
What the film industry gets wrong—and Monty Python gets right—about the nation.
November 21, 2018
The Long, Entwined History of America First and the American Dream
A new history shows that these expressions were originally used in ways that are significantly different from our current understanding of them.
Kevin M. Kruse
October 27, 2018
The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Is the Inevitable Result of Trump’s Vile Nationalism
Shame on all those who have been silent—or, worse, supported the president’s agenda.
October 12, 2018
Why Ethnic Nationalism Still Rules Bosnia, and Why It Could Get Worse
Sectarianism was baked into the 1995 Dayton Agreement—but now, with the rise of nationalism across Europe, there are fewer brakes on it from the EU.
September 17, 2018
Is the ‘Swedish Model’ of Social Democracy Endangered?
The rise of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats is stunning—but the Social Democrats have been losing ground for decades.