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Single Idea 21122

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / A. Overview of Logic / 5. First-Order Logic]

Full Idea

The Liberal Nationalist argument is that if we want to have welfare states or vibrant democracies, then we will need the kind of solidarity that shared nationality fosters. …Unwelcome democratic decisions are more acceptable when made by co-nationals.

Gist of Idea

Liberal Nationalism says welfare states and democracy needed a shared sense of nationality


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

Book Reference

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

A Reaction

We've just experienced this with Brexit (2016), where perfectly sensible decisions were being made in Brussels, but the popular press whipped up hostility because the British had a restricted role in the decisions. Prefer our idiots to their sages.