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Against the Nation

Against the Nation

Anti-National Politics in Germany

Robert Ogman (Author)

  • Publisher: New Compass
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 110
  • Released: Mar 15, 2013
  • ISBN-13: 9788293064206


Following the German reunification process in the 1990s, a new anti-national movement appeared in Germany that rejected all forms of nationalism, including the desirability of national communities and the existence of the nation-state itself. In Against the Nation, Robert Ogman covers the background of this movement – the rising Neo-Nazism, racist mob violence, restriction in immigration policies and citizenship requirements – and its urge to organize society around other principles than nationality and borders. By examining the campaigns and documents the various anti-national tendencies in Germany during this period, Ogman takes a fresh look at the question of nationalism that has haunted the left for more than a century. Against the Nation also provides a hope for an emancipated future based on “Something Better than the Nation.”

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