Montag, 24. Juli 2017

Nationale Identität oder Postnationalismus

"When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called his country the world’s “first post-national state” with no “core identity” or “mainstream,” he was offering a prescription, not a description. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this week and stares into the uncertain future ahead, his words may prove little more than an opening bid as the country negotiates its 21st-century purpose. [...] Canada would be less colonial politically, less English culturally, less white racially and more comfortable with activist government ideologically. Today’s lines are just as easy to observe, but where they lead is much harder to imagine, promising, as they do, to steer the country not merely from one identity to another, but away from identity itself."
(Who gets to decide Canada's identity? The Washington Post 29.6.2017)

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