Three fantasies of nationalism: historical continuity, common identity and political autonomy.
(relating to Separating Nation and State?)
The history of a nation isn’t as smooth and coherent as we’d like to think, the homogeneity and the solidarity of its people leave much to be desired and on a small planet such as Earth, no nation can be considered an island. *
*yes, okay, some nations are islands, but I don’t mean geographically 😉