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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

The answer to "what is wrong with kneeling" is symbolism. And more specifically, the question shouldn't be "what is wrong with kneeling" but instead "why do many people see it as wrong"; since there's ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

National Socialism is a specific thing. You can't just take parts of the name and then assume what it means based on these parts (another example: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not a ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

There are various forms of "Nationalism", but one prevalent belief is that "My Nation is better than others". Racism can be broadly understood to be the belief that "My race is better than others". ...
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Difference between nationalism and patriotism

George Orwell in 'Notes on Nationalism' said it best I think, By ‘nationalism’ I mean first of all the habit of assuming that human beings can be classified like insects and that whole blocks of ...
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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

My answer will focus on the stated reasons for the opposition to the gesture, which mainly comes from the political right. For context (and to answer why the players do it): The NYT describes the ...
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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

Great question. As the NYTimes explains, players are kneeling to show solidarity with their fellow players, and in many cases, to protest Donald Trump. Even if someone disagrees with this action, ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

What makes Nationalism (as in "my nation is the best") bad? Because it can be meant in two ways, both pretty frequent, and one of them is bad for one's own nation. And people frequently unconsciously ...
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Difference between nationalism and patriotism

Nationalism: I should do what is best for my country even at the cost of other countries. Nationalists sacrifice others. Nationalists also tend to believe in a zero-sum world. In order for their ...
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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

In the US, patriotic tradition holds that you should stand (and remove your hat) during the playing of the national anthem. On one level, it really is that simple, but to fully understand everything ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Q: How does Hitler's interpretation of “Nationalist Socialism” relate to the modern interpretation of “Socialism” and “Nationalism”? In easy English and fairly short sentences: The definitions of ...
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What are the main arguments against White Nationalism?

What is White Nationalism The ADL definition: White nationalism is a term that originated among white supremacists as a euphemism for white supremacy. Eventually, some white supremacists tried to ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

Equating nationalism to racism is not particular to the United States. For example, writing from a Quebec point of view, the book In Italics: In Defense of Ethnicity (1996) says: Quebec is not the ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Hitler originally joined the precursor to the national socialist party in 1919 as an agent of the Bavarian police to spy on them and make sure the weren't revolutionaries. At the time, they were ...
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How do Russians [especially Russian Muslims] understand Putin's disapproval of 'multiculturalism'?

I am a student learning the Russian language and interested in the Russian history and culture, and I have read many Russian articles, blogs, and materials about Russia, including discussions on ...
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How does the alt-right differ from the far-right?

Is there any difference between the far-right and the 'alt-right'? Are these two terms essentially synonymous? To answer your question succinctly, the so-called "alt-right" is "far-...
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Difference between nationalism and patriotism

Below is a summary of some key differences, based on the Nationalism and Patriotism articles on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I'll use examples from American politics for my own convenience....
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Why are states formed by nations?

A state must have a territory. A government can only govern when there is a region over which it governs. A nation can hope to form a state only when that nation occupies a defined territory. Right-...
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What are the main arguments made for White Nationalism?

The argument for white nationalism is that it is (supposedly) good for the white race. It seeks to "secure the existence of our [white] people and a future for white children" (14 words, which is a ...
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Why does the KKK support Trump?

Because during the election, Trump was the candidate that most closely matched their political views: Overall, we do like his nationalist views and his words about shutting down the border to ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

The racial and ethnic composition of the group of people in US advocating nationalism politically is not the same as the racial and ethnic composition of the population of US. Consequently, selfish ...
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In the US why is nationalism equated with racism?

Other answers have addressed the issue of racism. It's worth considering other aspects of this though. "My nation is the best" is a valid and praiseworthy opinion. However it can lead to some very ...
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How does the alt-right differ from the far-right?

You say In my view, the term 'alt-right' is almost a euphemism to legitimize an extreme right-wing ideology which only a few years ago would have been entirely outside the bounds of reasonable ...
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Why do some people take issue with kneeling during the anthem in US?

These kinds of arguments can be heard about pretty much any protest. The honest reason is that a lot of people just don't like protests, period. Particularly those who currently personally aren't ...
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Are there democratic countries that joined to form another independent country?

Wikipedia has a list of state mergers. Many of the mergers are the result of war or were, at best, flawed democracies. Almost by definition, if a country is merging with another, they are not "...
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What are the reasons for increase of nationalism and euroscepticism in Poland?

When the citizens and leaders of Poland made the decision to leave the Soviet/Russian sphere of influence and to join "the West" in the late 80s and early 90s, "the West" looked much as it had during ...
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Are the Taliban Pashtun nationalists?

Not ... exactly. Pashtun culture is traditionally very tribal. So it is much more natural for them to feel allegiance to their family groups, tribes, and clans. Effectively, this means they like their ...
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