Sunday, July 17, 2011

Personally, I would replace a lot of what Mazzini calls 'Country' with 'Socialism'

But that's just me. The idea of Country with a big 'C', that you fight and die for, doesn't seem right. It doesn't seem right because nation and nationalism of any kind without a socialist base constitute bourgeois concepts that distract from the actual drama taking place in society. Once socialism wins, then as something secondary various ideas about nation and tradition are welcome, although not imposed from above by force.

Socialism isn't against nation, it's against the idea that the nation somehow constitutes a transcendental body above and beyond daily material realities.

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