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Every generation gets the Constitution that it deserves. As the central preoccupations of an era make their way into the legal system, the Supreme Court eventually weighs in, and nine lawyers in robes become oracles of our national identity.
Teaching the history of the British Empire links in with that of the world: for better and for worse, the Empire made us what we are, forming our national identity. A country that does not understand its own history is unlikely to respect that of others.
We, the people. Manifest Destiny. Conceived in liberty. Fear itself. Ask not. Morning in America. United we stand. Yes, we can. In times of great change and tumult, presidents seek to inspire beleaguered Americans by reminding them of their national identity.
Iraqi national identity under Saddam Hussein never truly incorporated Shiites or Kurds. Sunnis, who identified most closely with the Iraqi nation, remain in some ways disenfranchised relative to the other groups, or at least they perceive themselves that way.
Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity.
You talked about national identity cards and the terrorism bill. We have made a government that has grown used to viewing us as subjects, has grown used to seeing its role as commanding us.
My national identity is first American. My religious identity is first Muslim.
Theatre has no national identity. It is something for the world, whether it is Irish, English, or French.
Early on, New York already had a national and even international identity.
American cinema tends to express a patriotic relationship to national identity on a regular basis.
I've never felt British. I'm just not interested in national identity. I don't know why.
A poem I write is not just about me; it is about national identity, not just regional but national, the history of people in relation to other people. I reach for these outward stories to make sense of my own life, and how my story intersects with a larger public history.
We don't need a nation that has national identity cards.
Throwing off despotism and tyranny is our history and part of our national identity - something in which we can take incredible pride.
The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
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