Tensions between internationalism and nationalism, between globalism and parochialist ethnocentrism, betwen universalism and class privileges were never far from the surface.
—- David Harvey, “Modernity and Modernism”
The assertion of identity inevitably requires construction of an “other”…The protagonists may tend towards “essentialism”. That is, they may invoke the essential and ineradicable cultural traits of their group, and denounce the culture and values of the outsiders as inherently evil or dangerous.
—-Geoffrey Stokes, The Politics of Identity in Australia
He (Keneally) has never thought of Australia as anything but part of one world, where we are all in the same boat, or ark, and where we all hang together.
—-Peter Pierce, “‘The Critics Made Me’”