Is Liberal Nationalism Still Essential Nowadays?   Leave a comment

There’s an interesting article over at Daily Kos concerning liberal nationalism, and I’m of two minds reading it. On the one hand, the kind of liberal nationalism espoused by DK writer Ian Reifowitz (what he refers to as ‘civic nationalism’) is and should be an essential part of what makes America such a unique country. On the other hand, it – like any other form of nationalism – can be abused if in the wrong hands and that is a concern that we have to consider.

In a sense, this topic reminds me of an MSNBC commercial with former host Martin Bashir from a few years ago when he talked about the balance of community and individualism that makes America such a unique country; as long as we can keep that balance, America will still be a great country.

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