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Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
Nationalism in the Twentieth Century
By Anthony D. Smith
New York University Press, 1979, 232 pp

There exists a vast literature on nationalism, to which A.D. Smith himself has made signal contributions, but still more can be said as new trends in human affairs test the old conclusions and suggest new ones. The main points of interest here have to do with the reinforcement of nationalism, even in the most advanced countries, at the very time that man was supposed to be outgrowing it. Smith's work has both historical sweep and keen analysis of the contemporary world.