Yoram Hazony is a leading conservative thinker who argues that a nationalist order is the only realistic safeguard of liberty in the world today. He is also the author of The Virtue of Nationalism, from which much of his talk was formed.
In The Virtue of Nationalism, Yoram Hazony contends that a world of sovereign nations is the only option for those who care about personal and collective freedom. He recounts how, beginning in the sixteenth century, English, Dutch, and American Protestants revived the Old Testament’s love of national independence, and shows how their vision eventually brought freedom to peoples from Poland to India, Israel to Ethiopia. It is this tradition we must restore, Hazony argues, if we want to limit conflict and hate–and allow human difference and innovation to flourish.