Asia and the threat of untethered nationalism

| Oct 1, 2016

Asia and the threat of untethered nationalism


George Orwell famously commented that nationalism is one of the “worst enemies of peace,” feeding on grievance and insecurities, appealing to primordial instincts and unifying by invoking past traumas. Indian author Rabindranath Tagore also warned about this “great menace,” arguing that nationalism enables people ...

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A trilateral summit, maybe

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Moral education raises risks

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