Language and History: Discussion of Bugbears in the News

A discussion of secession and devolution.

The author does somewhat of a decent job, and even I learned something from the article.

He doesn't get into how the phrase "territorial integrity" was so important, even if most of you didn't notice it, during American pronouncements concerning Iraq and Afghanistan, and Saudi pronouncements, and the pronouncements of others.

Still, in the end, he gets it wrong, claiming that it was a religious divide that separates the North and the South of Sudan. He doesn't mention US evangelical involvement in the separation, but, in any event, it is a linguistic divide, and has been for centuries.

Links to my site on Sudan, also mentioned in the article, Somalia, Rwanda, and this graphic about how the scramble for Africa happened.
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