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Single Idea 21121

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / e. Liberal community]

Full Idea

'Liberal nationalists' say liberalism is compatible with promoting nationality, by teaching national history and literature and supporting its language. Compatriot priority adds that the needs of compatriots can override those of foreigners.

Gist of Idea

Liberal Nationalism encourages the promotion of nationalistic values


Andrew Shorten (Contemporary Political Theory [2016], 02)

Book Reference

Shorten,Andrew: 'Contemporary Political Theory' [Palgrave 2016], p.26

A Reaction

[compressed] As a teacher of literature I always preferred to teach the literature of my own country, but without considering the reasons for it. But it was a combination of pride in my people's achievements, and a desire to strengthen social bonds.