Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Every nation is a lie

“Every nation is a lie for which time and history have gradually fashioned an appearance of truth – as they did for ancient myths and classical legends. No nation ever arose naturally. The coherence and fraternity that a few still display conceal alarming realities beneath fine literary, historical and artistic fictions that underpin their identity. In these nations too those “contradictions and differences” – creeds, races, customs, languages, and not always minority languages – were demolished, for just like Albert Camus’s Caligula, the Nation needs to eliminate these things in order to feel secure, safe from the risk of fragmentation.”
--Mario Vargas Llosa
- Photo by Morgana Vargas Llosa

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Other. The gems you share are treasures indeed.