What Makes A Nation – The Blizzard Podcast 111

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The 2011 French race furore ignored the diversity of France's footballing culture.

"The Massilia of the Greeks was no different from the Marseilles of today in that it funnelled immigrants from the whole of the Mediterranean basin long before anyone had thought of a word such as 'muticulturalism' — which wouldn't have meant anything in the classical world anyway. In 1790, the golden year of the Revolution, when it really seemed that life —not just society, or the political system — could be reinvented, this concept, 'nation', became synonymous with France itself."

In episode One Hundred and Eleven we take a look back to "What Makes a Nation?" by Philippe Auclair, first published in Issue 2 in September 2011.

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