Not a terrible book, and is worth the read for a general view on nation, rather than nationalism. There are only a few parts of this book which really make it stick out as biased. First of all, the author spends a sub-chapter on the subject of race, this sub-chapter is one mere paragraph and basically just says that race doesn’t exist and no Science says it does…well this is simply untrue to anyone actually educated in Science. Another bad point about this book is that he uses contradictory myths in order to suggest no founding myth can be true, but only have a useless amount of truth in it. This is an odd claim to make especially when talking about two groups within one nation who are fighting each other with their own founding myths. Just because two group’s myths contradict each other, doesn’t mean both groups aren’t natives or have a literal blood and soil claim to the nation.
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