When the Nation-state Rebels | Clarissa’s Blog
There doesn’t even have to be people wandering around thinking about the special nature of their group. The assumption that some (most?) people hold, which is that we start from the abstraction of the nation and work down to the particular is not necessarily accurate.
For instance I am eternally grateful that soldiers bought me some time to live in Africa longer. That’s an organic fact. At the same time, I can be critical of the kind of society I would have grown up in. This isn’t about being special or having a narrative. It’s organic fact, plus some additional analysis.