Supplementary Post on Nationalism

Fionn has uploaded a supplementary article answering some questions about his recent article on The Human Writes Blog

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Recently I posted the following article on The Human Writes blog:

https://thehumanwritesblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/nationalism-discrimination-and-human-rights/

The purpose of this post is to address some questions which people have asked me about what I said in that article.

Although I continue to maintain that the argument in the Human Writes post is sound and the conclusion (that we should reject nationalism) is correct, its subject matter is very tricky. For the sake of brevity, I had to bypass some difficult debates in that post. But I am keen to explore the issues further, and if any reader has other questions or criticisms on this subject, I will be happy to address them at length.

The question which I have been asked is: what about cases where nationalism functions or could function as a means of liberating oppressed people, e.g. victims of colonization, the Palestinians, etc. ?

This amounts to an objection to the argument…

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