Wednesday, October 02, 2013


I call it the Inventivity Model of Nationalism.


Page 2.

And on page 15:

But then, you have this invented portrayal (p. 5):

After World War I, a sense of ‘regionality’ that was rooted in the late Ottoman period continued to grow amongst the Levant’s Arabs...Without doubt, Arabs’ attitudes to these [Zionist] newcomers covered a vast range, from rejection via avoidance to accommodation, collaboration, and support. [no violence?] And because Zionists settled only in Palestine...many Arabs – including the many who accepted their respective country’s separate existence or even affirmed its national identity – felt that they basically had a shared fate.


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