December 24, 2012

The Return of Toxic Nationalism

Robert Kaplan, Wall Street Journal

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The spread of universal values is being rolled back on many fronts, from Russia to the Middle East.

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TAGGED: Asia, Europe, Greece, Japan, Egypt, Middle East, nationalism, Russia

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