Bringing the Nation Back In? Mitrany and the Enjoyment of Nationalism

  • Lucian M. Ashworth
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre the perfect man, Mr Rochester, is stifled and restricted by a secret. That secret is the mad first Mrs Rochester. Mrs Rochester, a Creole woman that Rochester had married in a fit of passion, had turned into an insane creature — more beast than human — who haunts the pages of the novel. Without Mrs Rochester the novel would lack any tragic force. In a similar way, Western Enlightenment claims to be haunted by a spectre — by an intoxicating vision that it had formerly embraced in youthful enthusiasm. This spectre is often times seen as all that stands between the modern world and the Enlightenment promise of peace, security, prosperity and emancipation.

Keywords

Clay Europe Cocaine Tame Concession 

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