August 4, 2014

Israel, Trapped by Nationalism

Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Globalization has made economies more open and interdependent, and national boundaries more porous. But 19th-century notions of exclusive sovereignty and territorial nationalism persist, nowhere more so than in the bloody Middle East.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Hamas, Middle East, Gaza, Israel


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