Belgium: Culture and Nationhood

Belgium is slowly becoming two distinct nations speaking two languages, one Flemish, one French. Political division may be inevitable.

It’s about culture in the end. In its escalating dysfunction Belgium demonstrates the inextricable link between culture and nationhood.

Belgium’s experience holds lessons for America and our own indifference to preserving a common “American” culture in the face of a growing — and insular — Hispanic culture.

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