According to Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, national identity isn’t all it seems.

It’s the myth that built the modern world. But it is just a fabrication? What actually brings people together into these entities we call nations?

Fisher and Taub explain the origins of the nation in a new video series from The Interpreter, which explores the ideas behind major world events. In other parts of the series they use political and social science to explain topics from authoritarianism to arms control.

Find the video HERE.