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'''Nationalism''' is a feeling of unity among a group of people born out of the [[French Revolution]] and [[Age of Enlightenment]] idea of worship of the ''[[Patriotism|Patrie]]'', or one's national origins and a sense of pride in their country.
Nationalists today support [[national sovereignty]] and [[self-governance]] over [[globalism]], preserving their respective national cultures and demographics over [[multiculturalism]], and a [[border wall]]. [[Economic nationalism]] is a variant of nationalism that prioritizes a nation-state's economic independence. Nationalism has a strong association with [[limited government]], [[individual liberty]], and national cohesion.,<ref name="Hazony2018">Hazony, Yoram (August 24, 2018). [ The Liberty of Nations]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved August 25, 2018.</ref><ref>Multiple references:*Munro, Neil (October 16, 2018). [ New York Times Op-Ed: Nationalism Is Vital for a Good Society]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 16, 2018.</ref><ref>*[ Much ado about nationalism]. ''Washington Examiner''. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.*Singleton, Shermichael (February 26, 2019). [ The case for nationalism]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved February 26, 2019.*Bauer, Fred (August 28, 2019). [ What the Nationalism vs. Liberalism Debate Misses]. ''National Review''. Retrieved September 1, 2019.</ref> and it frequently serves as a force for national unity and against [[identity politics]] and racism.<ref>Kraychik, Robert (February 25, 2019). [ ‘American First’ Activist: ‘You Are No More Mexican Than I Am African’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 25, 2019.</ref> Nationalism and [[patriotism]] are near synonyms, though [[Marxists]], [[communists]], and globalists all have tried to redefine the terms as opposites.<ref>Gregor, A. James (November 18, 2018). [ Gregor: The False Dichotomy of Nationalism Versus Patriotism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 18, 2018.</ref> Nationalism and [[imperialism]], however, are not synonymous and differ in important respects.<ref>Pipes, Daniel (August 2, 2019). [ 'Yes to nationalism, no to imperialism']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 3, 2019.</ref>
Lack of nationalism, or a desire for new nations, was a cause for the split of countries such as [[Yugoslavia]] and [[Austria-Hungary]]. It can be considered positive, as a form of patriotism,<ref name="Hazony2018"/><ref>Pinkerton, James P. (September 16, 2018). [ Pinkerton: ‘The Nationalist Revival’ — a Progressive Defends the Deplorables]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 17, 2018.<br>See also:*Heiser, James (March 29, 2019). [ A Review of Judis’s “The Nationalist Revival”]. ''The New American''. Retrieved March 30, 2019.</ref><ref>Fonte, John (September 13, 2019). [ In Defense of Nations]. ''National Review''. Retrieved January 13, 2019.</ref><ref>DeMuth, Christopher (July 19, 2019). [ America’s Nationalist Awakening]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved July 21, 2019.</ref> but it can also go to extremes, leading to hatred of non-members of the [[nation]] (which is often ethnically defined) and violence. Examples of this negative nationalism are the [[Nazi Party]] in [[Germany]] (although it should be noted that the propaganda minister for the Nazis, Joseph Goebbels, when describing the Nazis as being of the German Left, said "we despise bourgeois nationalism."), the ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and the current isolationist policies of [[North Korea]]. The latter version, in particular, Nazi Germany, also led to nationalism being demonized to the extent that even having any pride for a country is considered evil, and the former was also considered bad due to the idea that nationalism causes wars. This interpretation was generally pushed by [[globalist]]s and [[Postmodernism|post-modernists]], and adherents of the [[Idea of Progress]]. [[Liberal]]s and "[[Progressives]]" strongly oppose nationalism,<ref>Hayward, John (June 17, 2016). [ Progressives’ Hatred of Nationalism Pushes US Towards the End of Sovereignty]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 25, 2018.</ref><ref>Cortes, Steve (October 29, 2018). [ After Pittsburgh, Unfair Attacks on American Nationalism]. ''RealClearPolitics''. Retrieved October 30, 2018.</ref> and they falsely associate it with [[fascism]] and claim it was the cause of [[World War I]].<ref>Multiple references:
*Byas, Steve (November 11, 2018). [ Macron is Wrong: Nationalism Was Not the Cause of World War I]. ''The New American''. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
*Ryun, Ned (November 15, 2018). [ Trump vs. Macron: What the French president doesn't understand about nationalism]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 15, 2018.</ref> According to economist Dr. Samuel Gregg, the rise of nationalism in the 21st century has nothing to do with "racism" or "xenophobia," but rather citizens reasserting the concepts of the [[nation-state]] and national sovereignty in the face of [[collectivism]] and supranational unions.<ref>Williams, Thomas D. (October 22, 2018). [ Report: Nationalism Does Not Mean Xenophobia, but an Antidote to Globalism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 22, 2018.</ref>
[[Jean Jacques Rousseau]] and [[Johann Gottfried Herder]] were two of the main nationalist theorists(although the former was closer to [[Jingoism|jingoist]]).
==See also==
*[[Donald Trump and nationalism]]
==Further reading==
*Hazony, Yoram (2018). ''The Virtue of Nationalism''. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 9781541645370.
*Lowry, Rich (2019). ''The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free''. New York: Broadside Books. ISBN 9780062839640.
[[Category:Political Terms]]
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