“Political nationality need not attach itself to a mono-culture.”

I remember being at ERSC conference on Devolution at Stormont Hotel, back in February 2003, when a question came up about the question of Unionist culture. I was in the middle of a bunch of research interviews and focus groups in preparation for writing A Long Peace. Even at that stage I’d learned that Unionists in general share few of the cultural obsessions that delineate the sensibilities of Nationalist society. Nationalists generally agree that Unionists have no culture, and pity them… Chekov agrees with first part, but argues that Unionism’s acultural nature constitutes its innate strength… He’s working off the same Patrick Murphy article that inspired this thread yesterday

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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