By Wendell John Coats Jr.

ISBN-10: 094563658X

ISBN-13: 9780945636588

This booklet is a set of 4 essays and shorter items which are associated with the subject matter of Republican personality in addition to overlaying such various themes as liberal arts eduction and American protection coverage.

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In the name of nationalism, democracy was destroyed to defend socio-economic privileges. On the other hand, where class compromise was achieved, grave national tensions could be overcome, at least temporarily. Thus, while not the primary cause of failed democratic rule, the theory and practice of ‘nation-building’ was often one of the chief weapons in the anti-democrats’ armoury. Crafting democracy was made much more difficult by the competing legitimacy of nationalism. 1 Incomplete nation-states and democratic rule The Greek word demokratía literally means the ‘rule of the people’.

The chance to establish a ‘consociational democracy’ with representation for minorities in a ruling coalition was squandered as Czechoslovakia implemented a form of de facto Czech majoritarian rule. In Poland, a large peasantry (an estimated 60 per cent of the population) failed to translate into a corresponding peasant vote largely because of the divisive issue of national minorities: the so-called Piast peasant party failed to widen its base beyond the former areas of the Habsburg empire because it was opposed to minority interests, while the Wyzwolenie (Liberation) party failed to draw a substantial vote from Poles who objected to its appeals to non-Polish peasants.

This, of course, did not save the Jews from being made into scapegoats for a wide range of societal problems. Anti-Semitism is a tragic common denominator in the Eastern European countries analysed here. The Czechs, Poles and Romanians were the main beneficiaries of the territorial settlements following the First World War. Demand for national determination had been the cry of the stateless Czech and Polish leaders during the war and was also a major element of the nationalist programme of prewar Romanian statesmen.

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