Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Nationalism Debate on National Review

It's been quite a while since I did a blog post. And while I don't have anything to write on just yet - I thought it is worthwhile to bookmark some fascinating writing and discussion going on in the US on nationalism in the National Review.

Donald Trump's rise to the US Presidency has resulted in conservatives in the United States, doing a lot of self analysis - the meaning of conservatism itself is part of an ongoing debate right now. By any usual measure though - love for one's country - whether called patriotism or nationalism, has been part of almost all conservative, or what we call a right wing, ideology around the world.

Here are some fascinating articles debating these concepts - nationalism  and patriotism - all from National Review. If you have an afternoon or evening free and are the patriotic/ nationalistic/ Bharat Mata ki Jai type guy like me, I think it would be time well spent to read these pieces.

For Love of Country - A defense of nationalism, by Ramesh Ponnuru and Rich Lowry

Responses to this piece:

Critical ones:

The Trouble with Nationalism by Jonah Goldberg

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