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The dangers and inanity of (euro-)nationalism. From communitarianism to cosmopolitanism

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In the middle of a multifaceted crisis, secure identities often seem like easy and comforting responses. This paper takes a different stance: it contests the very common communitarian postulate according to which a shared identity is indispensable to have viable political and social institutions. The criticism it outlines is directed at the national and European versions of communitarianism. After contending that nationalism and euronationalism are both unnecessary and perilous for individual freedoms, the article briefly contrasts these visions with an explicitly progressive and liberal form of cosmopolitanism.

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