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Review Essay: National Identity and Liberal Political Philosophy [Abstract]

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 10 (1996)

December 4, 1996

Review of One For All: The Logic of Group Conflict, by Russell Hardin; On Nationality, by David Miller; and Liberal Nationalism, by Yael Tamir.

These works attempt to expose and understand why people have national identities and why they believe themselves to be morally bound to give priority to the interests of their own nation over the rest of humanity. They attempt to determine what the moral consequences of this kind of identification are, such as in cases when conflict arises.

 

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