Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Fall 1995

Publication Citation

3 Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 283 (1995)


In this review, Mr. Gaebler addresses the claim that nationalism can supply a sense of community to those who live in liberal societies. He concludes that nationalism is fundamentally incompatible with the liberal values of individualism and tolerance, but that the argument presented in Liberal Nationalsim provides a useful critique of liberalism's cultural and psychological deficits. He suggests that neo-Aristotelian ethics offers a better description of liberal community than that afforded by nationalism.