Fri 19th May – Nationhood and National Feeling – Paul Archer

The new breed of nationalists like Marie Le Pen argue that the really important axis in modern politics is no longer between left and right but between the patriots  / nationalists and the globalists / internationalists.   I think we need to learn to navigate this difficult and uncomfortable territory because it is much too dangerous to leave it in the hands of politicians like Le Pen and Trump.  In this spirit, I want to think about the good arguments on both sides and ask what counts as good and bad nationhood.