[tied] Re: Scientific Nationalism?

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 9078
Date: 2001-09-06

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:As I
said, tribal > traditions and attitudes may live on in nationalist
ideologies (which > exploit and manipulate such historical heritage
to great effect), but > should not be confused with them.

Why not? All nations do not have 10 million people or more. There are
nations with a lot smaller number. Is a tribe defined only with
reference to numbers? I think the use of the term, 'tribe' itself is
an elitist tendency to assume that civilization is a modern,
nationalistic invention. It all evolves; it all depends. It can be
argued that a nation is an evolved tribe.