Clarity & Chaos: It also helps me in considering how we build our...
Nov 11, 2011

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It also helps me in considering how we build our identities around entities that are given the power of violence—whether actual (armed forces, police etc.) or simulated (football.)

Joe Paterno and the Nation-State - Ta-Nehisi Coates - Entertainment - The Atlantic

Interesting point. I think there is a lot of truth of that - especially for the American collective self, to a lesser degree for the German identity.

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