On Conservatism

Nationalism: The Conservative Dilemma

By Samuel Goldman ● Intercollegiate Review ● 10/13/2017


Soon after President Trump’s inauguration, National Review published a “defense of nationalism” by Ramesh Ponnuru and Rich Lowry. Although they acknowledged the dangers of ethnocentrism, Ponnuru and Lowry contended that “inclusive” nationalism can evade these risks. What would this brand of nationalism look like? Here is the essay’s key passage:

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