Thursday, January 30, 2020

On The Nationalist Revolt

Nationalism is the political response of a wounded people. People are made miserable not only by poverty, lack of amenities, and endless wars but also when their culture and religion are despised; when their ancestors and the founders of their nation are branded as tyrants and bigots; when they are falsely accused of being misfits, racists, and anti-modernists; when their way of life is attacked. At the heart of the nationalist movements which are currently surging through several nations in Europe, North America, and Asia is the story of the wounds that the liberal politicians and intellectuals have inflicted on the people. Today’s nationalism is a revolt against the liberal vision of the ideal man and ideal society.

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