richard barbrook on 23 Oct 2000 14:09:47 -0000

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Re: <nettime> Palestinians as Myth


All nation states are historically recent inventions. Even the oldest states,
such as England or the USA, are only a few centuries old. In recent years,
Palestinians, Kosovars, Bosniaks, Kurds, East Timorese and many other peoples
have been struggling to achieve the national self-determination which most of
us on nettime take for granted. For it is only those who live under of the
protection of stable and independent republics who have the privilege of
dreaming about a world without states...



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