Why Nationalism?

April 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

The rise of nationalism, according to Richard A. Koenigsberg in his psychoanalysis of this phenomenon, has to do with the rise of a “Gemeinschaft society,” a group mentality which includes those far away who have similar characteristics to be in the same group as those nearby (37). For example, someone born and raised in California […]

Nationalism rose in Europe — and across the world — during the 19th century. This rise occurred primarily as a defensive mechanism against outside forces, such as invasion, colonization, imperialism, and so on. Nationalism helped unify countries and strengthen groups of people in order to avoid domination. Unfortunately, as the web series Crash Course World […]