The agreeable eye

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More specifically concerning: imagined communities

lezvi masin

25 September 2009, around 0.28.

From Imagined Communities: It is always a mistake to treat languages in the way that certain nationalist ideologues treat them – as emblems of nation-ness, like flags, costumes, folk-dances, and the rest. Much the most important thing about languages is their capacity for generating imagined communities, building in effect particular solidarities. (133) But also: If […]


6 April 2021, around 5.20.

Tolstoy takes on the magic of secret languages.

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