03/21/18 - The Fatal Attraction of Nationalism: The Politics of Identity and Belonging in Modern Europe

The Fatal Attraction of Nationalism: The Politics of Identity and Belonging in Modern Europe
03/21/2018, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
March 21
2018/03/21 19:00
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2018/3/21
07:00 PM
2018/3/21
09:00 PM
Artistic drawing of a battle in a castle

History Comes Alive Lecture Series 2017-18
The Fatal Attraction of Nationalism: The Politics of Identity and Belonging in Modern Europe
Speaker: Derek Hastings

Nationalism developed into the most potent social and political force in Europe after the French Revolution, outflanking rival forms of attachment and motivating millions to sacrifice, kill and, if necessary, die in the name of their “nations.” But why was this so? What made nationalism such a powerful marker of identification and belonging? Exploring specific examples from the French Revolution, the Nazi era and present-day Europe, this lecture will discuss the compelling, yet often contradictory, reasons for nationalism's forceful appeal.



Location

Oakland Center (OC)

Gold Rooms B & C

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454


Contact Information
Todd Estes