Don’t Fear the New Nationalism

The utopian belief in a globalized world without borders is dying in the West.

MARRIAGE BETWEEN the Economist and the New Left Review may seem like one of Hieronymus Bosch’s stranger copulations. Liberal capitalists and Marxists have been drawn passionately together over the past few decades in one area: their common utopian belief in the development of a globalized world without nationalism and national borders, a dream now dying in the West. Elsewhere, it never really took root beyond sections of the Western-influenced (and often Western-subsidized) intelligentsia.

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  • WalterBannon

    The utopian belief in a globalized world without borders is dying in the West?

    Is it really? Or are we just seeing the last gasp of the west as there is a pause in the cultural Marxist’s long march through our institutions in order to destroy our civilization and replace it with their genocidal collectivist tyranny.

  • Dana Garcia

    A one-worlder state would be a mega bureaucracy, like the UN without the charming diplomacy. The nation-state is the right size for accountability.

    http://www.limitstogrowth.org/ltg-uploads/2016/11/VaclavKlausNationStateAccountabilityQuote-500×231.png

  • simus1

    Looking back, The Economist always seemed to think it was full of brilliant people. They were half right.

  • Alain

    There has never been anything wrong with nationalism, in fact it is normal. The myth that war is caused by nationalism is another lie. That is the argument used to push global government, and the EU was a first step in that direction. The EU does not work, nor can it ever work, because all cultures and languages are not the same.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That was the big criticism of those sophisticated Europeans of Americans that we were so “nationalistic” and were full of “jingoism”.
    We always thought they were a bunch of fags, that needed rescuing in two world wars, so we never listened to them.
    In fact, we kind of made fun of them.
    Thank goodness we did!

  • Maybe instead of “Nationalism”, a word like “Nationism” would provide more clarity — i.e. in reference to the fact that what is really at stake here with the “no-borders”, unelected Global governance model is the Sovereign Nation-State, and free Constitutional democracy.

    • El Martyachi

      Nationalism is a nonsense word now that just means “something bad”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Trump has revived American nationalism and that has put the Left’s panties in a knot.