The Anti-Nation

If a nation is “ a large aggregate of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular country or territory” (Google), then the United States is not and has never been a nation. The United States has been pluralist from the beginning, and a pluralist nation is an oxymoron. So when I hear people talking about America as a “nation” and that we need to maintain our “national sovereignty,” I hear nothing but complete and total nonsense.

When the U.S. declared its independence from England, the country was made up of a combination of immigrants and descendants from…



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