[A] comprehensive, erudite and highly illuminating book. (John Gray New York Times Book Review)
Greenfeld displays near-encyclopedic knowledge of the culture and history of various countries; her enterprise is not just impressive, it is heroic...In this age of specialization, it is refreshing to come across a new book that attempts "to understand the world in which we live." For having tackled an enterprise of such magnitude and complexity, the author deserves our admiration. (Walter Laqueur Washington Post Book World)
[An] exhilarating, ambitious, and thoughtful study...Greenfeld's analysis allows one to see just what is wrong with that strain of liberal thinking that views nationalism as a form of atavism. (Michael Ignatieff New Republic)
Liah Greenfeld has written a big book: a strong theoretical description and explanation of modern nationalism, a set of brilliant historical studies of its European versions, and an account, at once analytical and passionate, of how it sometimes turns out well and sometimes very badly. No one will write about nationalism again without starting here. (Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
--Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.