Words That Matter
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Words That Matter

Why ‘Nation’ Is the Word of the Year

Virulent nationalism proves the U.S. was founded on a myth

Illustration by Maria Doreuli

InIn one sense, nothing could have undermined the concept of the nation more than its appropriation by our president. By claiming “nationalism” as his guiding ideology, Donald Trump did far more than associate himself with white nationalists. As our conspicuous propagandist-in-chief, Trump’s championing of…

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Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Survival of the Richest, Team Human, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm