Monday, February 20, 2017

Cosma Shalizi on Ernest Gellner's view of nationalism

"Even if Gellner was talking utter rubbish, Nations and Nationalism would be worth reading simply for his style, a trademark Bertrand-Russell-meets-Grucho-Marx combination of powerful logic working from very general premises and laugh-out-loud (literally) wit. Unfortunately for those of us notenamoured of nationalism, he wasn't talking rubbish at all." from 
Nations and Nationalism
More Er est Gellner, 1925--1995

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