Perils of Preaching Nationalism Play Out on Chinese Social Media

Many users mocked the government for not taking military action to stop Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, saying it hadn’t lived up to its tough rhetoric.

#hu-xijin, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #pelosi-nancy, #peoples-daily, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #rudd-kevin, #social-media, #taiwan, #weibo-corporation

The Bad Faith of the New Religious Right

Esau McCaulley and Katherine Stewart on how the G.O.P. weaponized Christianity — and where we go from here.

#audio-neutral-informative, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #katherine-stewart, #mccaulley-esau, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #religion-and-belief, #theocracy, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mario Draghi’s Fall Is a Triumph of Democracy, Not a Threat to It

No voter ever cast a ballot for him.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #draghi-mario, #international-relations, #italy, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government

History Haunts Ukraine’s Undiplomatic Voice in Berlin

Debate over a Ukrainian nationalist leader’s role in the Holocaust has exposed how views of the past shape European allies’ relationships with Kyiv.

#andriy-melnyk, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bandera-stepan-1909-59, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #eastern-europe, #europe, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #organization-of-ukrainian-nationalists, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zelensky-volodymyr

Making Sense of Shinzo Abe

On the day of his funeral service, we consider the full legacy of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

#abe-shinzo, #internal-storyline-no, #japan, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #tokyo-japan, #united-states-international-relations

Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next

The way the movement’s leaders see it, Dobbs is just a way station.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #law-and-legislation, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government

Democrats Need Patriotism Now More Than Ever

Gripped by anger and despair, Democrats may not want to celebrate this country. But they need patriotism in order to save American democracy.

#democratic-party, #douglass-frederick, #independence-day-us-july-4, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #king-martin-luther-jr, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #republican-party, #slavery-historical, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Recording India’s Linguistic Riches as Leaders Push Hindi as Nation’s Tongue

Ganesh Devy has spent decades documenting India’s hundreds of distinct languages. Up next: a 12,000-year history of India he hopes will help counter the government’s Hindu-first campaign.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #content-type-personal-profile, #devy-ganesh-narayan, #discrimination, #hindi-language, #hinduism, #india, #language-and-languages, #modi-narendra, #muslims-and-islam, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government

What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn’t

It is possible to opt out of far-right co-optation.

#anti-semitism, #carlson-tucker, #conspiracy-theories, #fox-news-channel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites, #winfrey-oprah

Trump Has Uncorked a ‘Toxic Blend of Extremist Orientations’

The MAGA formula was “a white Christian nationalist strategy from the beginning.”

#christians-and-christianity, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whites

Two Europes Confront Each Other Over the Glory, or Shame, of War

On Monday, Vladimir Putin will mark Russia’s Victory Day by extolling the virtues of force. France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, will honor a very different anniversary.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moscow-russia, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #red-army-soviet-union, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #western-europe, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Macron’s Win Is Also a Blow to Orban’s Nationalist Crusade in Europe

The Hungarian leader had cast his own victory as the start of a nationalist wave in Europe — one that Marine Le Pen would have joined. Instead, Mr. Macron’s victory in France is a win for the European Union’s approach.

#elections, #european-union, #france, #hungary, #jansa-janez, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #slovenia, #trump-donald-j

Emmanuel Macron Defeats Marine Le Pen for Second Term as French President

The result was a relief to allies in Europe and Washington wary of a far-right challenger who was hostile to the European Union and NATO.

#elections, #europe, #european-union, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

There Are Many Russian Cultures. Be Careful What You Cancel.

Those who react to the war in Ukraine by canceling “everything Russian” are in danger of falling into a familiar brand of nationalist thinking.

#classical-music, #culture-arts, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #poetry-and-poets, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #writing-and-writers

As Marine Le Pen Moves Closer to French Presidency, Putin Ties Persist

As elections approach Sunday, the far-right candidate is linked to the Russian president by a web of financial ties and a history of support that has hardly dimmed despite the war in Ukraine.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #france, #international-relations, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #marine-le-pen, #mediapart, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Why Liberalism Needs Nationalism and Religion

The Ukraine War could inspire a reassessment of what liberalism should seek to be.

#christians-and-christianity, #france, #fukuyama-francis, #hungary, #le-pen-marine, #liberalism-us-politics, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #orban-viktor, #putin-vladimir-v, #religion-and-belief, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Globalization Is Over. The Global Culture Wars Have Begun.

We’re entering the age of red world versus blue world.

#china, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-values-survey, #xi-jinping

Putin’s European allies

The fight between democracy and autocracy is happening not only in Ukraine.

#freedom-of-the-press, #internal-storyline-no, #le-pen-marine, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vucic-aleksandar, #war-and-armed-conflicts

France’s Far Right Turn

A rising nationalist faction has grown its coalition by appealing to Catholic identity and anti-immigrant sentiment — and reshaped the country’s race for president.

#content-type-personal-profile, #elections, #france, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #zemmour-eric

Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Dividing Families

The generational struggle at the heart of the war in Ukraine.

#content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #mariupol-ukraine, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Will the Ukraine War End the Age of Populism?

Populism’s poor fit for this particular moment has given an opportunity to its enemies and critics.

#europe, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #populism, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Timothy Snyder on the Myths That Blinded the West to Putin’s Plans

The renowned historian on Putin’s myths, Ukrainian identity and the West’s “politics of inevitability.”

#democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #europe, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #snyder-timothy-d-1969, #ukraine

Vladimir Putin Has Revived ‘The West.’ Is That a Good Thing?

A clash of civilizations is never a good idea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #religion-state-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

Putin’s Aggression Leaves His Right-Wing Fan Club Squirming

The Russian strongman has for years been idolized by a Who’s Who of populist, nationalist leaders. They are now stumbling over what to say.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlusconi-silvio, #bolsonaro-jair-1955, #carlson-tucker, #europe, #farage-nigel-1964, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #international-relations, #italy, #national-rally-france, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zemmour-eric

How China and Xi Jinping Have Turned on the Outside World

Global engagement has helped the nation prosper. But now, its leader seems intent on recasting the meeting of minds and cultures as a zero-sum clash.

#china, #international-relations, #international-study-and-teaching, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #xi-jinping

The Complex Truth About American Patriotism

Who gets to be called a patriot in America?

#audio-neutral-informative, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #obama-barack, #patriotism, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Peter Thiel, the Right’s Would-Be Kingmaker

Peter Thiel, one of Donald J. Trump’s biggest donors in 2016, has re-emerged as a prime financier of the Make America Great Again movement.

#campaign-finance, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #masters-blake-1986, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2016, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-j-d, #venture-capital

Upheaval in Northern Ireland, With Brexit at Its Center

A dispute over trading checks has left the main pro-British party in disarray, creating the potential for a momentous political shift.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #democratic-unionist-party-northern-ireland, #european-union, #frost-david-1965, #johnson-boris, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #northern-ireland, #oneill-michelle-1977, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sinn-fein

The Hard-Line Russian Advisers Who Have Putin’s Ear

Three reactionary security officials dedicated to “traditional values” and restoring Soviet glory will figure prominently in the decision whether to invade Ukraine.

#kgb, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In a Race to Shape the Future, History Is Under New Pressure

A wave of misleading revisionism has become epidemic in both autocracies and democracies. It has been notably effective — and contagious.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #communist-party-of-china, #history-academic-subject, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

Poland Could Be the Future of Europe

The country is in the vanguard of democratic disintengration and nativist politics.

#european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russia

India’s Christians Attacked Under Anti-Conversion Laws

“They want to remove us from society,” a Christian farmer said of Hindu extremists. Rising attacks on Christians are part of a broader shift in India, in which minorities feel less safe.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #chhattisgarh-india, #christians-and-christianity, #freedom-of-religion, #india, #law-and-legislation, #madhya-pradesh-india, #minorities, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #rashtriya-swayamsevak-sangh-india, #religion-and-belief

India Cities Ban Eggs, Drawing a Backlash

Food-cart rules spurred by conservative beliefs draw a backlash, showcasing the tensions around the country’s rising Hindu nationalist movement.

#agriculture-and-farming, #ahmedabad-india, #bharatiya-janata-party, #caste-systems, #diet-and-nutrition, #eggs, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #gujarat-state-india, #hinduism, #india, #local-government, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #vegetarianism

France’s Éric Zemmour Tries Channeling De Gaulle to Win Votes

Éric Zemmour has adopted imagery reminiscent of Charles de Gaulle, the wartime leader. But his call for reborn glory for France is sharply at odds with the realities of the country today.

#elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #zemmour-eric

Pope Francis Heads to Cyprus

Even as the world focuses on a new coronavirus variant, Francis is embarking on a trip that incorporates longstanding priorities like opening borders and welcoming the destitute.

#benedict-xvi, #cyprus, #defense-and-military-forces, #francis, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #roman-catholic-church

Bosnia Is on the Brink of Breaking Up

Bosnia and Herzegovina is on the brink of breaking up.

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #dodik-milorad, #european-union, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #russia, #united-states, #yugoslavia

E.U. Blames Belarus for Migrant Crisis at Poland Border

Poland has massed troops at the border, the European Union’s eastern frontier, to keep migrants camped there from crossing into the country.

#belarus, #defense-and-military-forces, #european-commission, #european-union, #immigration-and-emigration, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #poland, #politics-and-government

India’s Treatment of Muslims Erodes Its Moral High Ground

The hard-line attitude of Narendra Modi’s ruling party toward Muslims has undermined the nation’s reputation as a voice for tolerance in South Asia.

#bangladesh, #bharatiya-janata-party, #hinduism, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #international-relations, #minorities, #modi-narendra, #muslims-and-islam, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #pakistan, #sri-lanka

An Italian Politician’s Quest for Attention Gets a Boost From Richard Gere

The actor may testify against Matteo Salvini, Italy’s former interior minister, in a case involving the treatment of migrants.

#draghi-mario, #europe, #gere-richard, #immigration-and-emigration, #italy, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #salvini-matteo

In Debate Over Conquistadors 500 Years Ago, Spanish Right Sees an Opportunity

Spanish politicians sparred with Pope Francis over their country’s role in conquering the Americas, signaling a nationalist tilt in the conservative establishment.

#columbus-day, #madrid-spain, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #popular-party-spain, #roman-catholic-church, #spain, #vox-spanish-political-party

Germany’s Far Right Is Nowhere in the Election. But It’s ‘Here to Stay.’

In the next national Parliament, the far-right Alternative for Germany party is likely to remain a pariah force. But it looks assured, too, of a role in shaping the country’s future.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlin-germany, #elections, #european-union, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #green-party-germany, #halle-germany, #hanau-germany-shooting-2020, #hitler-adolf, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #merkel-angela, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #weidel-alice

‘They Are Manufacturing Foreigners’: How India Disenfranchises Muslims

Persecution in a remote Indian province spawned Modi’s new draconian citizenship law.

#assam-state-india, #caste-systems, #delhi-india, #discrimination, #floods, #hinduism, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy

When Dictators Find God

We’re in an era of post-religious holy wars.

#autocracy, #china, #christians-and-christianity, #democracy, #europe, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #religion, #united-states

As Abortion Rights Expand, the U.S. Joins a Handful of Telling Exceptions

Recent shifts on access to abortion suggest democracy and women’s rights go hand in hand — and that the inverse might be true as well.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The Right-Wingers Who Admire the Taliban

For some reactionaries, a victory over “liberalism” is something to gloat about.

#afghanistan, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #liberalism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states

Tucker Carlson Has a New Hero

The right wing’s peculiar fascination with authoritarians has deep roots.

#buckley-william-f-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #orban-viktor, #orwell-george, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government

India’s Covid Crisis Tests Modi’s Ability to Shift Narratives

His efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positive may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government’s stumbling response, undermining a key part of his strategy for wielding power.

#content-type-personal-profile, #india, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #social-media, #speeches-and-statements, #vaccination-and-immunization

Introducing: Day X

A military officer, a faked refugee identity and an alleged far-right assassination plot intended to bring down the Federal Republic of Germany.

#germany, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

India’s Covid-19 Crisis Shakes Modi’s Image of Strength

Overconfidence and missteps contributed to the country’s devastating second wave, his critics say, tarnishing the prime minister’s aura of political invulnerability.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #india, #infections, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Is There a War Coming Between China and the U.S.?

A new novel about 2034 has unnerving echoes of today’s headlines.

#2034-a-novel-of-the-next-world-war-book, #china, #computer-chips, #factories-and-manufacturing, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #supercomputers, #taiwan, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations