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Thus we know better what gives a certain character to a nation than what gives a
particular mentality to an individual . . . what forms the spirit of societies that have
embraced a way of life than what forms the character of a single person .
It would be dangerous to assume that the power of a modern national community
to mould the character and thought of its indivi . dual members , and to produce a
certain degree of conformity and uniformity among them , is any less than that ...
But acceleration and retardation depend on such ' accidentals ' , which include
the chance character of the individuals who are at the head of a movement at the
outset . 2 Marx thus offered an apology for chance in history under three heads .
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From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the ...
Elizabeth A. Galway
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