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The Rise of Nationalism (Part 4): These United States

This is a final part of a four-part discussion series examining the ostensibly-sudden rise of nationalism in different parts of the world.

Building from themes that emerged from Parts One, Two, and Three, we'll explore the current political climate and the "nationalistic fervor" enveloping here in the U.S., including the following:

• "Nationalism" in response to and in opposition of "Globalism" and the current immigration policies.

• The overlap between "Nationalism" and "Populism."

• The invocation of "American Exceptionalism" as the basis for Nationalism.

• Nationalism based on selective interpretation of history.

• A "nostalgic" sense of nationalism.

• How "Nationalism" spills over into overseas or extraterritorial military expansion.

A couple of years ago, we had a lengthy discussion on the notion of "American Exceptionalism" -- we'll continue that dialogue vis-à-vis "Nationalism."

FINALLY, we'll conclude the discussion with how we define "American Values" in the current political climate.


Here's a soundtrack for this discussion: