As we have seen, empires have historically produced many goods, including the suppression of violence between the peoples or ethnic nations that comprise their populations. But they have also produced such violence as their constituent...
If the decline of the nation state has created pressures to ascend to the level of empire, it will likely also lead to increasing ethnic conflict and perhaps to retribalization
Was the New Zealand Shooter Motivated by Nationalism?
With this framework in mind, we can address whether the New Zealand murderer was motivated by “nationalism.”
To begin with, there is no indication at all, either from his actions or his writing, that he was an Australian nationalist.