Good blogs contribute new content to the internet and to the world. I usually try to write a good blog. Not today. Today, I am participating in a myspace-esque, poor excuse for an entry, pass-this-on-to-your-friends activity. And since I don’t know anyone else who writes a blog with any sort of regularity, I guess this will be the last link in the chain.
From Kenneth McRoberts’ Catalonia: Building a Nation Without A State –
In fact, the intellectuals and thinkers who gave birth to the Catalan nation in the late nineteenth century did have unusually powerful materials to work with. Simply put, they gave ‘national’ form to a cultural, social, and even political reality that had existed for many centuries, indeed since the late 900s. Moreover, this historical entity has some remarkable accomplishments and achievements to its credit. Given such a long and illustrious past, it is not difficult to see why so many contemporary Catalans remain committed to obtaining recognition of their nation. ~ p. 6