The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism
Fredy Perlman 1984 64p 5 x 8
A critique of nationalism, of both left and right. This is an essential essay for a critical understanding of nationalism. The idea that an understanding of genocide, that a memory of the holocausts, can only lead people to want to dismantle a system that causes genocide, is erroneous. The continuing appeal of nationalism suggests that the opposite is true-er, namely that an understanding of genocide has led people to mobilize genocidal armies, that the memory of holocausts has led people to perpetrate holocausts.
El persistente atractivo del nacionalismo (en español)