Foreign Affairs publica un ensayo una brizna “apocalíptico” sobre la evolución histórica de los nacionalismos étnicos en diversas sociedades de lo que, en otro tiempo, se llamaba pomposamente “civilización occidental”.
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Apenas unas frases de un largo ensayo, universitario y doctoral:
[ .. ] Once ethnic nationalism has captured the imagination of groups in a multiethnic society, ethnic disaggregation or partition is often the least bad answer.
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The claims of the Catalans in Spain, the Flemish in Belgium, and the Scots in the United Kingdom have been met in this manner, at least for now. But such arrangements remain precarious and are subject to recurrent renegotiation. In the developing world, accordingly, where states are more recent creations and where the borders often cut across ethnic boundaries, there is likely to be further ethnic disaggregation and communal conflict. [Foreign Affairs, marzo / abril 2008. Jerry Z. Muller, The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism].