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Nationalism Rising
When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two.

Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 1 | Published on: July 10, 2016
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and professor in the Business and Society Program at New York University—Stern School of Business. He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.
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  • cfredc1 .

    Imagine there’s no countries; it isn’t hard to do
    Too many to love or die for, or give charity to
    Imagine all the people living life alone.
    You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
    I hope some day you’ll be loyal, and our countrymen will be as one.

    Imagine there’s no countries; it isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace.
    You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
    I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

  • Matthew Hickey

    The is the best analysis of nationalism that I’ve seen. Well done Professor Haidt. It’s too bad hardly anyone read it- a lot of pain could have been avoided if some of the prescriptions you end with were taken more seriously.

  • edenaus

    The people pushing globalism are well versed in the principle of divide and conquer. If they stopped their wars there would be less refugees. Now as far as using John Lennon and Imagine as reason to lose all reason answer me this. John Lennon’s song may tug our collective heart strings but didnt he move to the USA because it was a lower tax regime than in the UK. Doesn’t Bono seek to minimize tax in tax havens. Did Lennon donate his wealth holdings or was it just a platitude sung in his songs. I notice your solution to people who wish to protect themselves from the globalist agenda is to use disinformation and lie to the people. This isnt new however its been underway for a while. Its common now to whitewash the failure of globalist policies, the no go areas dont get called what they are. Crime reporting is manipulated. And of course the big one anyone who questions the globalist agenda is a racist. Western countries are already diverse , but to question to continued high level immigration levels cannot be allowed. You are not allowed to discuss your own countries political policies because you are racist. Can we trust people who push this anti democratic agenda? I dont think it will end well, they have no respect for your opinion. They think its better you are lied too. And as SHTF and they assume greater powers while living in their green zones who knows what to expect. I hope that fear is unwarranted but this world agenda is OK with creating wars and refugees and deposing sovereign states and lots of dead people. But lets not bring up a racist agenda here bwana is working for the interests of his children. If you really were motivated by a desire to help then sell your property and donate it. You dont really care that much do you

  • PGrajnert

    The stated goal of the Confederate Americans in the modern Republican Perty for the past 30 years has been to weaken the Republic of the United States of America.

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