O'Keeffe, Dennis
September 2007
Quadrant Magazine;Sep2007, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p32
This article investigates questions, such as how should nations react to their history and whether it is legitimate to feel pride for what our ancestors achieved? It explains that it is in the nature of humans to desire to identify himself with certain groups. This is the reason why people go into ecstasies when their national sports team wins. It reflects on this questions in the light of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Australia. It discusses the history of slavery in Christian Europe.


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