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Tracing Global Democracy by Vladimir Biti

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2 The Fissured Identity of Literature: National Universalism and/or Cosmopolitan Nationalism

Those for whom nation simply does not exist make this matter too easy. […] But those for whom the idea of the supranational does not exist also proceed too comfortably. […] The most irritating obstacle to the natural organization of human society is the imposition of the two ideals, nation and state, upon the human. There is nothing else left but to strengthen that which was developed independently of these ideals, awakening and keeping alive the idea of their obsolescence. (Musil 1978:1035, trans. mine)

(Die, für welche die Nation einfach nicht existiert, machen es sich zu leicht. […] Aber auch die, für welche die Idee der Übernationalität nicht existiert, ...

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