Re: CHAT: national identity
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 15, 1999, 15:28|
Tom Wier wrote:
>Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > In the Netherlands (and as far as I know in the rest of the European
> > Union),
>This is somewhat of an aside, but I've noticed that several of y'all seem
>to refer to yourselves as members of the European Union, rather than
>constituent members of your own countries. Does this reflect a general
>attitude at present in Europe that people there are more and more first
>Europeans, and then only later French or Dutch or Germans, much as most
>Americans, as opposed to 100 or 150 years ago, now consider themselves
>first Americans, and then only later members of a particular state?
I'm different; I joke around and tell others, "I'm not American; I'm Texan."
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