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Notes on Nationalism

Notes on Nationalism (Paperback)

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'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs'



Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone.



Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical ideologiesNationalismHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySocial, group or collective psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 22/02/2018 ISBN-13: 9780241339565  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His unique political allegory Animal Farm was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include Burmese Days, Down and Out in Paris and London, The Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.

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Useful little booklet, in which Orwell gives and justifies the difference between Nationalism and Patriotism. Especially relevant at the present time, when Nationalism has returned to the world, including the UK, with potentially dangerous strength.

- 12/01/2019
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