GMF + Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Nationalism Is a Force for Good.
From Brexit to “America First,” Modi in India, Erdoğan in Turkey, and Bolsonaro in Brazil, nationalism – or allegiance to a nation-state over other group affiliations – has been on the rise. Now, borders around the world are closed and the coronavirus pandemic has sparked debate about the future of governance. While the nation-state has been praised for securing the needs of its citizens and serving as the most efficient form of political organization, nationalism has a dark side of insular politics and xenophobia. Does this moment--and all of its challenges--require international leadership, or should nationalism prevail? Expert debaters take on this timely topic, facing off over the motion: Nationalism is a Force for Good.