Nationalism and Patriotism

kavod good friday weight glory
Kavod!: Good Friday & The Weight of Glory

Christ’s sacrifice helps us to reflect on Divine glory and individual and national vocations.

Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy
Religion in Russian Geopolitical Strategy

As daunting as it may be, closing the God gap is a necessary step to improving communication with Russia and other important actors in international affairs.

The Irony of Czechoslovakia's History: Twenty-Five Years After the Velvet Divorce
The Irony of Czechoslovakia’s History: Twenty-Five Years After the Velvet Divorce

Slovak and Czech politicians tell us that the mutual relationship has never been better, and there is no incongruity between their words and public opinion. This is part of the irony of Czechoslovakia’s history.

A Theology of Anti-Nationalism: Review of Cavanaugh’s Migrations of the Holy
A Theology of Anti-Nationalism: Review of Cavanaugh’s Migrations of the Holy

Despite his errors and overstatements, Cavanaugh is helpful for thinking through the perils of nations and nationalism in an era when both seem to be enjoying a renaissance. He is best read as a theologian, not a historian, and a polemical theologian whose strident claims are best met with a healthy dose of skepticism.

What Ever Happened to the Left-Right Divide on Foreign Trade?
What Ever Happened to the Left-Right Divide on Foreign Trade?

They agreed. At least on the single issue of foreign trade, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed the United States must retreat from free trade agreements. In the midst of the most polarized presidential election in living memory, both major party candidates converged on the need to reconsider American-led globalization and take a more protectionist stand in foreign markets.

Empires of Feeling and Fantasy

The Palestinian national movement is an illusory empire. Constructed on poetry and prejudice and generations of fantasy, it too must come crashing down so that it can be rebuilt, this time on a more solid basis.

No Pasarán? The Politics, Law, and Morality of the Catalan Independence Referendum
No Pasarán? The Politics, Law, and Morality of the Catalan Independence Referendum

This Sunday, Catalonia will attempt to hold a referendum on independence from Spain. Why is this strange event taking place, and what are the implications for European and international politics?

Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism
Scotland, Britain, and Petty Nationalism

Suggesting we should shun petty nationalism and encourage the ennobling type offers little foreign policy guidance, whether in Scotland or elsewhere.

What You Should Know about the Catalonian Secession Referendum
What You Should Know about the Catalonian Secession Referendum

Spain is facing one the country’s biggest political crises in decades as the region of Catalonia is planning a vote on secession. Here is what you should know about the issue of Catalonian independence.

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