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By Uriel Abulof

status on the fringe of life's abyss, we search significant order. We in general locate this 'symbolic immortality' in faith, civilization, country and country. What occurs, although, while the state itself seems to be mortal? The Mortality and Morality of countries seeks to respond to this query, theoretically and empirically. It argues that mortality makes morality, and correct makes may; the nation's feel of a looming abyss informs its quest for a better ethical floor, which, if reached, can bolster its energy. The ebook investigates nationalism's promise of ethical immortality and its barriers through 3 case reports: French Canadians, Israeli Jews, and Afrikaners. All 3 were insecure in regards to the validity in their identification or the viability in their polity, or either. they've got sought partial redress in existential self-legitimation: by way of the state, of the state and for the nation's very existence.

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