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Nationalism Is Not Always Bad for Democracy: Prerna Singh on "The Conversation Piece" Podcast

September 10, 2021

Prerna Singh was featured on the September 8, 2021 episode of The Conversation Piece Podcast, "Nationalism Is Not Always Bad for Democracy." Nationalism has become a bad word for many on the political spectrum, but according to Prerna Singh, it is a word people who believe in democracy should fight to take back from those who would use it to divide. It can be empowering. It can build nations and activate citizens. And most of all, it can motivate social change. Singh is a Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University and she spoke at The Walrus Talks: Boundaries in 2019. Listen to the episode.