1.George Orwell, author of ​Animal Farm​, in his essay “Notes on Nationalism” asserts that “A nationalistis one who thinks solely, or mainly, in terms of competitive prestige. He may be a positive or a negativenationalist – that is, he may use his mental energy either in boosting or in denigrating – but at any ratehis thoughts always turn on victories, defeats, triumphs and humiliations. He sees history, especiallycontemporary history, as the endless rise and decline of great power units, and every event that happensseems to him a demonstration that his own side is on the up-grade and some hated rival is on thedown-grade” (1-2).

Do you agree or disagree with his statement as it pertains to American nationalism?Why? In a complete essay, argue your position on Orwell’s assertion using concrete current eventexamples from the mainstream media.

The essay should include: anintroduction with thesis, three body paragraphs minimum, and a conclusion.

American nationalism