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Clash of Nationalisms: The Battle is Now Properly Joined Between its Inclusionary and Exclusionary Versions
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Clash of Nationalisms: The Battle is Now Properly Joined Between its Inclusionary and Exclusionary Versions

Nationalism as an ideology is inevitable, even necessary, in a world that began to be organized into nation-states a little more than three centuries ago.

Authors

  • Gautam Adhikari

It may not be the Cold War redux. But a war of world views is in full swing. It isn’t communism versus capitalism; it isn’t old-style fascism versus liberalism. It is an escalating global war between rising forces of nationalist populism and the idea of liberal democracy.

The Brexit vote last year approving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union was an initial shot fired by an inward looking, England-first majority of voters. Then came the shocker of Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election. Open-minded, tolerant people gasped, wondering whether the liberal democratic world order would soon disintegrate.

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Authors

Gautam Adhikari

Senior Fellow