Posted by: secretperson | May 8, 2008

Attack On Nationalism

In a piece on Comment is Free entitled Dreaming of England James Grant attacks nationalism. Despite the title he concentrates on nationalims in general and Scottish occasionally, with no mention of England.

He points out not all Scots have a common will, attempts to separate nationalism and self-determination and concludes

Once we sever nationalism from self-determination, we can see the former for what it is: an “evil with its roots in xenophobia and racism,” as Grayling rightly described it. We can then focus on what unites us: our common humanity.

I have replied in the comments, safe to say I do not agree with his conclusion.


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