Citizens of Nowhere

In my post 'Citizens of Somewhere' I wrote about the relationship between war, citizenship and national myths. Various objections could, of course, be raised to my ideas. One such might be that, for Western countries at least, mass citizen armies are a thing of the past and so national myth as a mobilising tool is... Continue Reading →


Citizens of Somewhere

At the height of his powers Pericles, the supreme statesman of classical Greece, persuaded Athens to adopt a new citizenship law. Henceforward to become a citizen by right a man needed to be born of two Athenian parents. That is, his father had to be a citizen and his mother the daughter of a citizen.... Continue Reading →

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