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Who we are : a history of popular nationalism

Author: Robert H Wiebe
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did educated Westerners make an enemy of an inspiration that has changed the lives of billions? Why is nationalism synonymous with atavism, fanaticism, xenophobia, and bloodshed? In this book, Robert Wiebe argues that we too often conflate nationalism with what states do in its name. By indiscriminately blaming it for terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and military thuggery, we avoid reckoning with nationalism for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Wiebe
ISBN: 0691090238 9780691090238
OCLC Number: 47136522
Description: xx, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking about nationalism --
European origins --
Changing contexts --
The case of the United States --
Climax in Europe --
Nationalism worldwide --
Global nationalism --
Thinking about the future.
Responsibility: Robert H. Wiebe.
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An eloquent and profound new study of the phenomenon of nationalism... Wiebe's overview of the role of nationalism in world politics, like his earlier books, is learned, penetrating, frequently Read more...

 
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