By Craig Calhoun
Nationalism is without doubt one of the so much urgent of world difficulties. Drawing on examples from worldwide, Craig Calhoun considers nationalism's varied manifestations, its heritage, and its courting to imperialism and colonialism. He additionally demanding situations makes an attempt to "debunk" nationalism that fail to know why it nonetheless has such strength and centrality in glossy existence.
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Parliamentarians sought to disarm the opponents of office-acceptance by including socialists and opponents of constitutionalism in a single category, thereby relying on the fear of Red Revolution to counter their antagonists. Ultimately, the Working Committee defused all opposition to their emerging parliamentary program by bringing up the inference that failure to authorize Congress policies according to the Working Committee’s plan would strengthen the disruptive socialist elements in the country, thereby inaugurating revolution and Red Terror.
The problem remained that, because the Congress was a democratic organization, the leaders were obliged to permit free expression of opinion and discussion of the issues confronting India, which meant tolerating a certain amount of criticism. N. Roy persistently condemned the high command’s narrow-mindedness regarding heterodoxies, arguing that there remained room for divergent views within the Congress. Roy observed that the natural functioning of democracy meant understanding that, over time, the dominant perspective might be replaced by a new majority opinion.
Cooperation also meant strict emulation of British institutions, a violation of the exceptionalism inherent to nationalist discourse. Contrarily, resistance would invite repression and would preclude cooperative advance toward a legal transfer of power. Without the use of force, any revolutionary movement could facilely be destroyed by the apparatuses of public security. Rather than opt for either extreme or consistently maintain either an unchanging cooperative or oppositional approach, Congress leaders chose the middle ground: they incorporated elements of these polarities into policies that resisted, yet held out for the possibility of a negotiated settlement.