Following the German reunification process in the 1990s, a new movement appeared in Germany. This movement rejected all forms of nationalism, including the desirability and legitimacy of national communities, borders, and the existence of the nation-state itself. Against the Nation covers the background of this movement-the rise of Neo-Nazism, racist violence, restriction in immigration policies, and growing state power-as well as its urge to organize society around other principles than nationality.By examining the campaigns and documents of the various anti-national tendencies in Germany during this period, Robert Ogman takes a fresh look at the question of nationalism and its relationship to Left politics.
Robert Ogman was involved in a wide variety of Left social movements in the United States before pursuing studies in political theory. His interest in anti-national perspectives led him to Berlin where he resides today. Remaining active in social movements, he works on his dissertation on the U.S. Left's response to the current economic crisis.