"Who needs a homeland?" (was: How can this be justified?)

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Wed, 3 Oct 2001 09:35:17 -0700


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From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On Behalf Of
Grlygrl201@aol.com



i wonder if our need to territorialize brings on the nation-state
mentality, and not the other way around.  
[JmH: ] 
 

The nation-state mentality dates (in the West) to the Monarchial
Revolution 350 years ago.  That itself was an improvement over the more
localized tribalism that existed before.  [Modern history, but then I'm
not sure the Romans really had a nation-state mentality either.  The
Greeks certainly did not.]

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