Yes, Nationalism is dead

Many people will ask if nationalism is dead because several observers are proclaiming nationalism’s demise.

For instance, Matej Palenik declares Nationalism is Dead in a recent Medium post. Meanwhile, philosopher Yuval Noah Harari expresses a similar sentiment in his recent book Homo Deus.

Conversely, I think nationalism is dead but the nation-state lives on. To elaborate, nationalism is no longer a primary focus of people’s lives and primary motivator of economic, political, and personal behavior. Moreover, nationalism has lost most of its potency as a moral…



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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.