The Nationalist Revival

The Nationalist Revival
Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization

Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?

Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, and Hungary, and nativist or authoritarian leaders in Turkey, Russia, India, and China—Why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance? Is the world headed back to the fractious conflicts between nations that led to world wars and depression in the early 20th Century? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade and immigration? Why has globalization become a dirty word?

Based on travels in America, Europe, and Asia, veteran political analyst John B. Judis found that almost all people share nationalist sentiments that can be the basis of vibrant democracies as well as repressive dictatorships. Today’s outbreak of toxic "us vs. them" nationalism is an extreme reaction to utopian cosmopolitanism, which advocates open borders, free trade, rampant outsourcing, and has branded nationalist sentiments as bigotry. Can a new international order be created that doesn’t dismiss what is constructive about nationalism? As he did for populism in The Populist Explosion, Judis looks at nationalism from its modern origins in the 1800s to today to find answers.

Praise

"John B. Judis, author of The Nationalist Revival, does not see a death-match between imperial liberalism on the one hand and nationalism on the other. His book argues that elites have overreached, both in the U.S. and in Europe, in advocating large-scale immigration and trade deals and foreign interventions. As a result, Mr. Judis – a former New Republic editor who has long supported progressive and pro-labor economic policies – calls for a synthesis between liberalism and nationalism."—Jason Willick, The Wall Street Journal

"The longtime political journalist limns the rise of Trumpian nationalism in the face of a bewilderingly global world."—Kirkus Reviews

"John B. Judis is the rare left-of-center journalist who takes our populist-nationalist moment seriously. Rather than dismiss the leaders and constituencies of the American and European movements as mere xenophobes, he offers an empathetic balls-and-strikes analysis of the socioeconomic factors that made—and continue to make—such campaigns viable.”—The American Conservative

The Nationalist Revival
  • ISBN: 978-0-9997454-0-3
  • Price: $15.99
  • E-Book price: $15.99
  • E-book ISBN: 978-0-9997454-1-0
  • On Sale: October 9, 2018
  • Pages: 160

Author of THE POPULIST EXPLOSION

The Nationalist Revival

The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

New York Times' 6 Books to Help Understand Trump’s Win

Named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Bloomberg

"Well-written and well-researched, powerfully argued and perfectly timed." —The Economist

“In November, the fate of the Republic will turn on one question: How popular is the populism of Donald Trump?... 'The Populist Explosion' [is a] cogent and exceptionally clarifying guide to a political phenomenon that is at once elusive and, yes, explosive." —Jonathan Alter, The New York Times Book Review

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About the author

John B. Judis
© Hilary P. Judis

John B. Judis is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo and author of eight books, including The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics (Columbia Global Reports, 2016), Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (Scribner, 2004), The Emerging Democratic Majority with Ruy Teixeira(Scribner, 2002), and The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and Betrayal of Public Trust (Pantheon, 2000). He has written for numerous publications, including The New Republic, The National Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Washington Post. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.

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John B. Judis Tour Dates: 'The Nationalist Revival' and 'The Populist Explosion'

John B. Judis Tour Dates: 'The Nationalist Revival' and 'The Populist Explosion'

Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back? Two years ago, on the eve of the 2016 election, Columbia Global Reports published John Judis’ The Populist Explosion, which predicted a worldwide wave of populist sentiment, on the left and the right, in reaction to the disruptions caused by globalization. The Populist Explosion has become one of the standard places people… more

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Watch the book trailer: 'The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization' by John B. Judis

Watch the book trailer: 'The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization' by John B. Judis

As he did for populism in 2016's The Populist Explosion ("Well-written and well-researched, powerfully argued and perfectly timed."—The Economist), John B. Judis looks at nationalism from its modern origins in the 1800s to today to find answers.