Zionism and the Nation-State

Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson

“The Westphalian nation-state, which has been the normative component of the international system since the Treaty of Westphalia, necessarily entails (especially since the post-1789 identification of nationalism with the nation-state) the suppression of ethnic identity to a far greater extent than the expression of any such identity. Every constructed national identity associated with a ‘State of the X People’ has necessarily involved the suppression and homogenization of countless ethnicities present in the territory claimed by that state.” (11/09/23)