New PDF release: The Mortality and Morality of Nations

By Uriel Abulof

status on the fringe of life's abyss, we search significant order. We in general locate this 'symbolic immortality' in faith, civilization, kingdom and country. What occurs, besides the fact that, while the country itself seems to be mortal? The Mortality and Morality of countries seeks to respond to this query, theoretically and empirically. It argues that mortality makes morality, and correct makes could; the nation's feel of a looming abyss informs its quest for the next ethical flooring, which, if reached, can bolster its power. The ebook investigates nationalism's promise of ethical immortality and its boundaries through 3 case experiences: French Canadians, Israeli Jews, and Afrikaners. All 3 were insecure in regards to the validity in their identification or the viability in their polity, or either. they've got sought partial redress in existential self-legitimation: through the kingdom, of the country and for the nation's very existence.

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