Turn of Phrase

What is certain is that nationalism of the best and the worst sort has made a remarkable, unexpected recovery. We don’t yet know whether it will become the new dominant ideology. What we do know is that there has been a return across Europe of nineteenth-century-style negative nationalism.

Via John Ralston Saul’s essay The collapse of globalism: And the rebirth of nationalism published in the March 2014 issue of Harpers (subscription required).

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