indication that the contemporary politics entails the majority and minority. The majority have
national outlook, and they will always reign; thus, nationalism promotes political stability in the
Second, Benedict Anderson is a famous philosopher who majored on nationalism, and he
has explored the various concepts of nationalism through his work Imagined Communities.
Anderson posits that patriotism is essential for modern societies since it promotes national
growth and development. Nationalism supports togetherness despite people not knowing each
other in person (Anderson 2). Through nationalism, people from different communities can
coexist in the modern society without any wrangle. According to Anderson, a nation is an
imagined community, which means that the members or citizens of a small country do not know
some of their members. People continue to live together, but they cannot do not meet nor hear
from each other. People in the society just have an imagined mind that they are living as a
society yet they do not know each other. Therefore, the concept that nationalism encompasses
imagined community makes us understand that contemporary politics is a matter of ideologies or
policies rather than an individual. For instance, people are elected to political positions based on
their systems notwithstanding whether you know the candidate in person or not. The concept of
imagined community or nation makes people choose leaders that they have not met or heard
physically due to the mindset the society is one.
Finally, Wade holds the view that nationalism promotes patriotism in the society.
Nationalists must put the interest of their country first before everything. The success of modern
societies is dependent on how the people act to protect the prosperity and stability of their
country. There exist various instances of nationalism, for example, Wade postulates that a
nationalist can reduce support to countries that are threats to their success (Wade 80). Nationalist