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The far-right may think they own ‘nationalism’, but we can reclaim it as a force for good

  • We see the word “nationalism” as problematic.

The weekend rally on St Kilda beach, organised by far-right activist Neil Erikson, reminds us nationalism is the territory of fringe groups who hold bigoted views, particularly towards people who…

  • Rachel Busbridge
  • The Conversation

Nationalism means:

Identification with one’s own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.

We often think about nationalism in these terms.

To be a nationalist means loving your own country in a strident manner while being fairly suspicious of people in other…

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