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Urgent Nationalism Surge

The Urgency of a Cosmopolitan Ideal as Nationalism Surges

Elif Shafak | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Elif Shafak

Fifteen years ago there was much optimism that in an increasingly globalized world nationalism and religiosity would wither away vis-a-vis interdependence. That did not happen. While it is true that information technologies, easier transportation and capital mobility connect us like never before, ultra-nationalism and fundamentalism are on the rise.