Do Nations Need States?

October 26, 2014

In this age of globalization, why would anyone want borders, an army, currency?  Isn’t that kind of … old school?   

  1. Do Nations Need States?

    Do nations need states? Do ethnic, religious, and/or linguistic groups of people – do they, in this age of globalization, do they need to form a country with borders and an army and all that comes along with that? Do they need to be a state?

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     “Should Scotland be an independent country?” That was the question on the September 18th referendum across the nation of Scotland. The NO side won, with 55% against independence. But how do the YES voters feel?

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  3. Lands in Limbo

    Some countries are still struggling for international recognition.  Photographer Narayan Mahon talks about his “Lands in Limbo” project – photographs that show what happens to the citizens of a nation that’s denied UN membership.

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  4. The Islamic State

    First it was the Islamic State of Iraq, ISIS. Then the Levant Islamic State of Iraq, ISIL. And now IS – a self-described Islamic State. But what about the youth of the Arab World? What do they want?

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  5. BookMark: Lauren Beukes on “The Three” by Sara Lotz

    BookMark: Lauren Beukes on “The Three” by Sara Lotz

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  6. On Our Minds: Abortion

     Katha Pollitt is a columnist for The Nation and a pro-choice advocate who believes it’s time to reframe the whole abortion debate.  As she points out in her new book, “Pro” – an American woman today may have a legal right to an abortion…. But that doesn’t mean she can get one. 

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