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Michael Onyebuchi Eze

Very powerful... for whatever Renan’s shortcoming such as his racialization of human capacities... I think Renan might still be useful to many a nation-state in search of identity. The idea of “Daily Plebiscite” is a statement of hope! It is not just that one might exit the status quo (a possibility available mostly to those in Western polities) - In many non-Western states, the possibility of exiting the site of inherited boundaries are not usually voluntary. The idea of the daily plebiscite is hopeful insofar as it remains generalizable and yet contingent. One can break from history and make new histories… It opens door for unlimited possibilities, to shed the old self and assume a new political identity.

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