Thursday, November 17, 2005


The problem with this sort of atacking of the writing about ethnic groups in history from their POV, is that until now little of it occured or was even noticed the anti-ethnic bias was so great. Wall Street Journal types see this inclusion of storied ans some sort of false history, when it isn't false, it just is and hasn't been told. What the hell are they afraid of? Their image I'm afraid.


Blogger Joel said...

I was in former Yugoslavia back in 1992. The most meaningful conversation I had about the situation was with an African graduate student at the University of Zagreb.

"You know," he said, "you Europeans and you Americans have been laughing at us for years because of our tribes. Now I'm laughing at you because you're suddenly finding out that you have your tribes."

Since then, I've thought a lot about American politics in that way and it holds true. We consist of a bunch of tribes that originated out of different regions of the country, each holding that its version of history is the truth.

Sometimes I fear that that is bringing us to civil war.

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