Yoram Hazony, The Virtue of Nationalism, New York: Basic Books, 2018.
Nationalism is, at long last, back in vogue—or at least back in power. With the British vote to leave the European Union, the election of Donald Trump, and the rise of nationalist and populist movements in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, arguments in favor of nationalism and cultural particularism have laid claim to the attention of scholars and policymakers. But the movement arrived before any explanation of it did; scholars and critics have been playing catch up to remind themselves what nationalism is and what its claims are, relying on older texts by Benedict Anderson and Anthony Smith. Now, with the publication of The Virtue of Nationalism, Israeli political theorist Yoram Hazony has stepped into the breach.