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The essence of a nation

July 11, 2012

“the essence of a nation is that all individuals have many things in common, and also that they have forgotten many things”[1]

[1] Ernest Renan quoted in 27 Anita Mannur (2007) Culinary Nostalgia: Authenticity, Nationalism, and Diaspora MELUS, 32(4) Winter: 11-31

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