The Origin of Nationalism

Nationalism contributed much to the destructiveness and probably not less to the richness of European political culture. There is every reason to assume that nationalism, at least in the near future, will endure, despite all attempts to herald the start of a post-national period. It is too deeply embedded in Western political culture. And this is the situation we have to deal with, whether we like it or not. C. Hirschi, The Origin of Nationalism. Cambridge 2012