Notes on nationalism

Apr 9, 2019  │  m. Jul 29, 2023 by manuhortet  │  #george-orwell  


Not the truly generic and atemporal nationalist profile I expected to find after having read other reviews. Maybe Orwell didn’t intend the essay to be that, or maybe the convoluted times when this was written forced him to be too specific. About the psychological characteristics he discusses here, I’d remark the indifference to reality in the nationalist’s intelligentsia. I did find my expected generality and a match with the current context here.