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Political Science
Course
PS-0061
Professor
Kelly Greenhill
Semester
Spring

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Notes on Nationalism—George Orwell • nationalism- the habit of identifying oneself with a single nation or other unit, placing it beyond good and evil and recognizing no other duty than that of advancing interests; inseparable from desire for power • nationalism is NOT patriotism (devotion to a particular place and way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people) • every nationalist’s goal is to secure more power and more prestige for himself, his country, or some other unit • nationalism is competitive • power hunger and self-deception • UK • principal characteristics of nationalist thought: o obsession  everything focused on the superiority of own power unit o instability  many nationalists choose to be loyal to a country they are not from or do not have an immediate connection
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