Why do we need nations

Nations: why do we still need them?

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Stefan Weiss, Christopher Lettner, Andreas Müller

The cultural scientist Aleida Assmann does not want to leave the concept of the nation exclusively to rights. A conversation about identity, Europe and the USA

Her research on collective memory has shaped generations of cultural and social scientists. In her most recent book "The Re-invention of the Nation - Why We Fear It and Why We Need It" (CH Beck), Aleida Assmann now asks a question that, from her point of view, has remained unexplored for too long, but which now arises in the face of right-wing populism and identity - and separation struggles in Europe and the USA are more urgent than ever. (Stefan Weiss, Christopher Lettner, Andreas Müller February 18, 2021)

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