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Author Says Nationalism Can Be A Force For Good

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Nationalism is getting a bad name in parts of the world, especially in the United States, where it is often preceded by the world "white." 

Yoram Hazony will not defend that brand of nationalism, but he does see plenty to like in the impulse to defend independent states. 

He lays out the case in his book The Virtue of Nationalism, which sees the alternative a kind of globalist "universalism."  Yoram Hazony visits to construct his argument for nationalism.
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.