George Orwell: Notes on Nationalism - Bemerkungen über Nationalismus (Reihe Neue Editionen, 3)
Doppelausgabe - English Original Text/Deutsche Übersetzung
This polemic from 1945 is on the causes of nationalism, but also the related phenomena of modern ideology due to similar attitudes. He shows himself to be an astute observer and a gifted psychologist. Some of the main ideas from “1984“ are already anticipated in this essay, especially the alleged changeability of the past and the exaggeratedly positive perception of one‘s own nation.