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Friday, August 15, 2008

 
Nitpick Du Jour

The Rott displays video of Thomas Paine (or a facsimile thereof). I took issue with one small portion, in which he speaks of diversity and unity (emphasis in original)

Paine’s section on multiculture doesn’t quite hit the right notes. I’m sure he doesn’t mean to imply that we are some sort of monocultural Borg, but he doesn’t find the right words to explain himself. Every individual belongs to multiple cultures - a common national culture (ideally), and numerous other cultures reflecting those pursuits (religious, commercial, recreational etc.) that the indivudal shares with others.

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