Monday, February 08, 2010

Link Love for Justin

. . . who has a post up on the nature of myth:

Identity and values are embedded within communities. A community which does not have heroes who embody its identity and values is not really a community, it is just a collection of people. A practical corollary of that fact is: the first step in destroying a community is to destroy its heroes.

If a people lacks mythological coherence, they cease to exist as a people.

Read the whole thing.

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