Zwischen Humanität und Nationalität: Herder’s “Volk” and Ethnic Nationalism

Listen to the audio version of this post: Download as MP3 I believe in roots, in associations, in backgrounds, in personal relationships…my music now has its roots in where I live and where I work – Benjamin Britten Die Denkart macht die Menschen, nicht die Gesellschaft; wo jene da ist, […]


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