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Is National Rational?
By Anthony de Jasay
This article appeared in the Summer 1998 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Does nationalism promote the aims of those who embrace it? A simple thought-experiment involving the costs and benefits of group action suggests that the case against nationalism and its principle institution, the nation-state, is stronger than most classical liberals realize.



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Volume 3 Number 1
Summer 1998

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