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December 15, 2005

Benedict Anderson: “I like nationalism’s utopian elements”

Benedict Anderson: “Nationalism encourages good behaviour.” Foto: Chen Cheng-Chang, Tapei Times

– I am probably the only one writing about nationalism who doesn’t think it ugly, says Benedict Anderson. In 1983 the professor at Cornell University, New York, wrote one of the most read books ever on nationalism, “Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism”. At the international literature festival Kapittel (Chapter) in Stavanger he had a good half-hour free for an interview.


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