This election has brought the term “nationalism” back into the civic discourse…..nut then we need to ask….by what definition is this term being used?
We could drop back into history about 75 years ago and work from there to determine the true meaning of the word…..or not…
I read an interesting take on this subject in the National Review….you guys remember the magazine right? In case the answer is NO then let me help….it is a conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr…any bells now?
In electing Donald Trump, voters have rebelled against the rule of a transnational elite.
Donald Trump’s election is above all else a rebellion of the voters against identity politics enforced by political correctness, and it opens the way to a new politics of moderate levels of immigration, patriotic assimilation, and, in foreign policy, the defense of U.S. sovereignty. In the past few months, Trump put together a winning electoral coalition that stressed the unity and common interests of all Americans across the full spectrum of policy, from immigration to diplomacy.
Because of Trump’s electoral success, this combination of policies rooted in the national interest and patriotism has suddenly begun to sound like common sense. That was not so only yesterday, when political correctness made it hard even to examine such ideas as “multiculturalism.” In February, David Gelernter stated that the “havoc” that political correctness “has wreaked for 40 years [has been made] worse by the flat refusal of most serious Republicans to confront it.” Indeed, he noted, “only Trump has the common sense to mention the elephant in the room. Naturally he is winning.” Defeating political correctness — or, in positive terms, expanding real freedom of speech — made it possible to raise other issues that worried the voters but that a bland bipartisan consensus pushed to the sidelines.