Really Existing Nationalisms
Oxford University Press, 1995
New version: Verso, 2018
A study of Marx and Engels’ thinking on nationalism and national identity. Erica Benner questions the view that Marx and Engels failed to understand nationalism’s extraordinary power.
'A brave, avowedly revisionist appraisal of what Marx and Engels themselves had to say in this field.'
Times Literary Supplement
'A tour de force...an invaluable contribution to the critique of nationalism theory.'
Mike Davis, New Left Review