Come debate with us this Wednesday at 8pm in Kent 405 !
Join us as we move forward with our European Wednesdays debate series, this week on the theme of nationalism and neo-nationalism in Europe, following last week’s debate on European identity.
No debate experience or political background is necessary, we encourage walk-ins and we value diversity of perspectives.
“I believe in the return of peoples. I am not a Europeanist nor a globalist. I believe in the strong identity of each people, I believe in the history and ambition of our people. I cannot stress enough that Europe is what accompanies and protects the people. I want to turn the page of a Europe of extreme neo-liberalism, but also to avoid the page of a Europe of nationalisms. Europe is our good protection. Still, it must be rethought and rebuilt. »
– French President Emmanuel Macron, Sep. 30, 2018
Is nationalism compatible with the European project ? Are we right to oppose them ? And what is a “Europe of nationalisms” in the first place ?
Le Grand Continent already raised these questions in a 2017 piece, published in the midst of the French presidential election but which has lost none of its relevance :