Roger Scruton: What Makes the Western Idea of a Nation-State So Unique?

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Sir Roger Vernon Scruton is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views.
In recent years he taught courses in Buckingham University, Oxford University and University of St. Andrews.

In this talk from 2008 he talks about the nation-state. What holds a nation together. Can the western idea of a nation state be exported? Complete video quoted under fair use:

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