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Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?

  • The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Hosted by Commonwealth Club of California


John Judis, Author, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization

Monday Night Philosophy investigates why the world is grappling with a fierce resurgence of “us versus them” nationalism. Veteran political reporter and author John Judis analyzes the underlying causes of the nationalist revolt and its global impact, arguing that nationalism is an inescapable aspect of politics that the Left has ceded to the Right. The result: the rise of leaders such as Donald Trump in the United States and Viktor Orbán in Hungary. Judis looks to the future and urges leaders to identify and reclaim what is valid in nationalism while recognizing that it is in a country’s national interest to work together with strong international institutions.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
MLF: Humanities
Program organizer: George Hammond