'Nationalism' Taking On Questionable Connotations Recently

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:51pm
Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:58pm

The term “nationalism” has taken on questionable — sometimes troublesome — connotations in the public realm in the past year or so.

The word began getting a lot more attention during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, as some expressed concern about whether nationalism actually meant “white nationalism” and led to a path toward white supremacist philosophies.

In a recent essay called Appreciating the Upside of Nationalism, Steve McIntosh of the Institute for Cultural Evolution argues that nationalism and globalism are “ultimately interdependent.”

We asked McIntosh about his essay.

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