Nationalism, the State, and Liberty
This conference addressed the tension between collective political identities and the respect for individuality inherent in a free society. General questions the conferees addressed included: Is nationalism a phenomenon inimical to or potentially supportive of individual liberty? Does the free society require (or preclude) “patriotism” of a particular sort, and does patriotism differ from nationalism? To what extent do contrasting movements for multiculturalism or immigration restrict, enhance, or undermine individual liberty?
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