With the advance of modernization, nationalism was supposed to fade away. Yet everywhere we look, even in advanced democracies, nationalism’s influence seems larger than ever. What did we get wrong?
This is a central problem—perhaps the central problem—for classical liberal theory and its crucial distinction between the state of nature and the civil state. Which is better for liberty: nature or the state?
There is no consensus about the nature of the political system in Moscow today. Yet how one understands the motivations propelling Russian policy abroad depends on how one understands its regime at home.
The notion of countries being on the “path to democracy” remains valid unless and until they come up with a systemic alternative to democracy.
To grasp what is happening in the former USSR, we must examine the types of nationalism that flourish there.
A review of Jack Snyder's From Voting to Violence.