Statehood And Nationhood

Edge Induced Cohesion

When I was a child, I remembered the fine distinction between playing tag and playing hide and seek. In tag, in its many variations, the game went on until someone was tagged or all but one person was tagged. In hide & seek, there was a home base where one could find safety from the person who was “it.” Needless to say, for a variety of reasons I greatly preferred playing hide & seek to tag, because I preferred having a home base to playing a game where there was no home base. I suppose, given the rather vagabondish existence of my life, that this preference for a home base has deeper meaning in terms of my own longing for a settled place. I have discussed this longing and the ironies of the course of my life, and assume that readers of this blog will be familiar with that fact…

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