Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Impoverishments of Nationalism

Vukovar III., originally uploaded by GolemG.

"The trouble with this nationhood, however, is that whereas before, I was defined by my education, my job, my ideas, my character - and, yes, my nationality too - now I feel stripped of all that. I am nobody because I am not a person any more. I am one of 4.5 million Croats."

-Slavenka Drakulić
(commenting on her experience of Croatian Nationalism during the Yugoslav wars)

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