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It. scems to me thaI. il. is at this level lhat il can bc understood and, in the last instance, dealt with. cnsify lind sprcad throllgh. he European continent - Easl. as wcll as Wcst. hat histOI)' in tenllS of a lincar detcrminism. The conncctions bcing estab.. hc activilies of organiwd Ulllll-uatiollalisl. minoritlcs give ns just conccrtl to fear the cmergcncc of nco-fascism in £nrope. or of )'ollLh desocialized by unemploymcnt is panicularl)' serious; 41 • second. lhe question arises whether this dynamic is an amonQmOllS phenomenon or whether it represents a reaction to a situation of arreSled social development and political impotence.
A mode of cOllstitlltion of individual and collective identity Ihat is specifically natiom,l? c,'e1 of colleclive s)'1I100ls or reprcseulations,(, but the le\'e1 of the production of individuality itsclf. In what way is the national-fonn linked to the prodnction of a certain I)'pe of 'human being' (and of being a human being in the world), which we might tenn Homo natiolwlis (alongside Homo religiosus, Homo oeconomicw. )? Or, in more philosophical languagc, what is tJlC relationship of self to self, conscious and unconscious, involving bolh thc individual pcrsonality and the communil}'.
I1e pan of nationalism. characterized by the fact that tJ\e 'dominant' naLionalisms tJ1emseives become defensive in this process and, thus, intemally aggressh·e). between self and other, which are formed in social relations, in daily - public and private - activities. II We may now retum LO lhe problem of idellljty and its national patLem. Is tJlere, prollCrly sllCaking. a mode of cOllstitlltion of individual and collective identity Ihat is specifically natiom,l? c,'e1 of colleclive s)'1I100ls or reprcseulations,(, but the le\'e1 of the production of individuality itsclf.