20 December 2010

Rootless, stateless Jews

The tribal nationalism of the pan-movements resembled the rootless ethno-centricity of the diaspora Jews. If a state needs territoriality to define its legal mandate, then the non-territoriality of the pan-movements, which resembled the non-territoriality of the exiled Jews,  positioned them both well for their anti-statist inclinations. 
The diaspora Jews served as a template for dysfunctional governance. If there was a single catalyst in 19th and 20th century European history for the catastrophe that befell that benighted sub-continent it was the rootless, stateless Jews, especially in the center and east of the continent. 

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