Political Leadership Key to Developing a Sense of Nation
BYLINE: Saliem Fakir
Humans do not live only on the feedstock of cold reason, but also have desires and emotions when it comes to their identity and relations they want to foster with a nation.
A nation itself is a mere concept that is both defined by legal realities, and by having conferred on that legal concept other imaginations of identity, character and aspiration - the substance of which is expressed through law, political culture and relations between citizens.
A nation is its physical attributes and ethereal (something you can talk about as its characteristics, but you cannot hold physically and only through having a sense of its spirit). It is the ethereal by far that is the stronger motivation that binds citizens to …
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Publication information: Article title: Political Leadership Key to Developing a Sense of Nation. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Cape Times (South Africa). Publication date: November 15, 2007. Page number: 11. © 2009 Independent News & Media PLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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