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Friday, June 11, 2004

"Perhaps this narcissism, this restless urge to affirm some kind of identity, stems from the response to the untimely death of Diana Princess of Wales. In the mawkish aftermath of that event, one Susie Orbach opined that the English were beginning to learn about “emotional literacy ”, the sort of piffle that silly people come up with to block channels of clear thinking."

A big thank you to Cian for pointing this out to me - interesting to read a similar argument, but from the perspective of someone who seeks to see a true expression of patriotism. I would rather see none. It's a fun article, full of lots of entertaining points of contention. 5:20 pm [+]

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