From Brexit to “America First,” Modi in India, Erdoğan in Turkey, and Bolsonaro in Brazil, nationalism is on the rise. The nation-state has been praised for securing the needs of its citizens and serving as the most efficient form of political organization and criticized for being insular and inciting anti-immigration policies. Nationalism has been credited for both uniting disparate communities under a common culture and identity, as well as promoting violence based on race and ethnicity. Is nationalism a force for good?
FOR THE MOTION: Colin Dueck - Policy Professor & Author, "Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism” Prerna Singh- Political Scientist & Author, “How Solidarity Works for Welfare”
AGAINST THE MOTION: Andrew Keen- Internet Entrepreneur & Author, "Tomorrows Versus Yesterdays" Elif Shafak- Activist & Author, “The Bastard of Istanbul”