Wokeness Is Awful. Nationalism Is Far Worse.

Source: The Dispatch
by Ilya Somin

“Many conservatives and libertarians today lament the rise of ‘wokeness,’ even to the point of believing it to be the greatest political danger facing America. Some of these fears are well-taken. But concerns about wokeness have distracted many on the center-right from a more serious danger, one far more likely to gain widespread support and cause great harm: nationalism. Terrible woke ideas should be criticized. However, their impact is limited by the smaller numbers of their proponents. Nationalists are far more numerous. And if nationalists acquire the power they seek, they would implement an agenda that does great harm to the lives, freedom, and well-being of millions of people.” (07/01/24)