Publication Details

Martin, B. (2017). Ruling tactics: Methods of promoting everyday nationalism, how they serve rulers and how to oppose them. Sparsnäs, Sweden: Irene Publishing. http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/17rt/index.html

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Irene Publishing


Most people think of the world as divided into countries, and many people identify with their "own" country. Because there's nothing natural in this, governments and others need to continually encourage identification with the nation. This serves those with power and wealth. Ruling Tactics outlines the methods commonly used to foster everyday nationalism and how they can be countered. These methods are described in a range of areas, including crime, sport, language, economics, terrorism and war. This book can serve as a practical manual for recognising how thinking is oriented towards the state, and how this sort of thinking can be changed.