Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Parallels between Religion and Nationalism

quotesY“Like religion, the nation is produced through rituals, cult, and myths. Religion’s central values, love, sacrifice, and death, are also those of the nation. Moreover, love is easily transformed into hatred toward those outside the community, while fallen soldiers are often represented as the incarnation of the nation…

Both cults worship special persons.”

-Chris Lorenz, “Drawing the Line: ‘Scientific’ History Between Myth-making and Myth-breaking,”Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media, and the Arts (p.45)


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