U.S. nationalisms and the world: Thinking about a country in disarray (video)

I recently offered some reflections on U.S. nationalism. This 4 December talk was part of a series of Krasno lectures at UNC organized by Professor Klaus Larres.


As indicated in my introductory remarks on the video, this talk draws from my current book project dealing with the gap between history as conceived in the foreign policy establishment and history as practiced in the academy. I am worried that the gap is large but also convinced that the rewards of closing it are substantial. Most of the video is devoted to outlining one facet of the project, an interpretation of U.S. nationalism that pulls together current scholarship in a way that speaks to current foreign policy and national politics. Some may recognize in my comments themes sounded in posts on this site. The video concludes with a thoughtful set of questions posed by the audience.