nedeľa, 11. januára 2009

Citát na dnes

When I did research in Vienna in 2005, I ran a small experiment. I asked Austrian, German, and other Western colleagues in the Institute of Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen) how far Vienna was from Bratislava. The usual guesses were 200 to 500 kilometers. In reality, it is 66 kilometers by car from city center to city center.

This clearly shows how much even an educated Austrian or German sees her or his country as part of the West, even to the defiance of actual geography.
- Tomasz Kamusella, The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Central Europe, citovaný tu.

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