To What Extent Is Liberal Nationalism An Oxymoron?

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Is liberal nationalism an oxymoron? Liberal nationalism is a hybrid doctrine proposing and supporting the idea of the mutual interests between a non-xenophobic type of nationalism affably compatible with the values of freedom, tolerance, equality and individual rights of liberalism. It is an international system based on nation states that are not only free because they have achieved statehood from a nationalist viewpoint, but also because they represent their citizens and guarantee their rights from a liberal perspective. Being representative of their people, these states are thought to be more prone to have nonviolent cordial relations with each other and collaborate for shared goals. Consequently, a liberal nationalist order safeguards
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