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60 Rights and Wrongs About Rightshttps://www.firstthings.com/article/1992/02/007-rights-and-wrongs-about-rights
Sat, 01 Feb 1992 00:00:00 -0500 Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse
by Mary Ann Glendon
Free Press, 288 pages, $22.95
Israel Among the Nationalismshttps://www.firstthings.com/article/1991/04/003-israel-among-the-nationalisms
Mon, 01 Apr 1991 00:00:00 -0500With the apparent demise of Communism, if not of socialism, the other political pathology of modernity, nationalism, is returning to center stage. If scientific socialism carries the “progressive” idea of human universality to its extreme, nationalism carries the “reactionary” idea of historical particularity to its extreme. To put the matter differently, where socialism runs contrary to human nature, nationalism too much encourages it. Nationalism, then, is the more dangerous and more virulent political pathogen because it truly moves masses of people, whereas the dubious claim that socialism commands the support of the masses has issued mainly from the remote province of the intellectuals.