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Re: [Sartre] Let's talk about nationalism:

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  • Christopher Bobo
    Nationalism means different things to different people. Nationalism has come to have a particularly negative connotation in Europe as the Europeans begin
    Message 1 of 33 , May 18, 2001
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      "Nationalism" means different things to different people.  Nationalism has come to have a particularly negative connotation in Europe as the Europeans begin the admirable task of transcending national differences to form the European Union.  What so-called nationalists in some countries are about is not really a ideology based on a national identity, but really racism, xenophobia and jingoism. They merely describe themselves as "nationalist" in order to hide their true aims and motives, which are not love of country or to build a better nation, but hatred of others and keeping others out of their nation.  This negative nationalism is soundly criticised by Sartre wherever he encountered it and his essay Portrait of an Anti-Semite explains brilliantlly the defect in such "nationalist" thinking.

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      From: Sayer Ji
      Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 8:19 AM
      To: Sartre@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [Sartre] Let's talk about nationalism:



      religare..ligare...ligament..."to tie," as with yoga...yoke...

      religion is a binding force...a coercive force, but not necessarlly in a negative manner...

      religion is a politics that claims it is free of politics...

      religion is the heart of a heartless world...the opitate of the masses (Marx.)

      Nationalism?  Talk to Global capital about that concept....




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    • Christopher Bobo
      Nationalism means different things to different people. Nationalism has come to have a particularly negative connotation in Europe as the Europeans begin
      Message 33 of 33 , May 18, 2001
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        "Nationalism" means different things to different people.  Nationalism has come to have a particularly negative connotation in Europe as the Europeans begin the admirable task of transcending national differences to form the European Union.  What so-called nationalists in some countries are about is not really a ideology based on a national identity, but really racism, xenophobia and jingoism. They merely describe themselves as "nationalist" in order to hide their true aims and motives, which are not love of country or to build a better nation, but hatred of others and keeping others out of their nation.  This negative nationalism is soundly criticised by Sartre wherever he encountered it and his essay Portrait of an Anti-Semite explains brilliantlly the defect in such "nationalist" thinking.

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Sayer Ji
        Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 8:19 AM
        To: Sartre@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [Sartre] Let's talk about nationalism:



        religare..ligare...ligament..."to tie," as with yoga...yoke...

        religion is a binding force...a coercive force, but not necessarlly in a negative manner...

        religion is a politics that claims it is free of politics...

        religion is the heart of a heartless world...the opitate of the masses (Marx.)

        Nationalism?  Talk to Global capital about that concept....




        Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com
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