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What does globalization mean for nationalism?

There was an interesting comment on my last post by a reader named Omar, which posited the hypothesis that globalization and the increasing inter-connectedness of people(s) through technology spells doom...

The usefulness of nationalism to states

Here’s an excerpt from a really great essay by Eric Hobsbawm titled “Mass-Producing Traditions: Europe, 1870-1914” in an edited volume titled The Invention of Tradition. In this essay, Hobsbawm focuses...