WACA is delighted to present our next  Cover to Cover conference call with a special guest from Tel Aviv on  Wed., February 19, at 2:00-2:30 PM ETProfessor Yael (Yuli) Tamir, President of Shenkar College and an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, will discuss her book,  Why Nationalism.

Around the world today, nationalism is back - and it’s often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic, racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the view that it is fundamentally reactionary and antidemocratic. Professor Tamir makes a passionate argument for a very different kind of nationalism - one that revives its participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers many of the problems caused by neoliberalism and hyperglobalism, and is essential to democracy.