Enrichment Assimilation, part 5

The U.S. is hardly the only place to invent “authentic” culture: Sir David Wilkie’s 1829 portrait King George IV, during his 1822 visit to Scotland. In their 1983 book, The Invention of Tradition, Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger demonstrated how the “traditional” Scottish kilt was actually a comparatively recent English invention from the late 1700s. The English encroachment on Scotland likely fostered an enhanced (and self-conscious) Scottish identity, including claims of the “ancient” kilt. (Wikimedia Commons image).
The late Dr. Fred (Young) Begay, a Navajo-Ute man with a doctorate in nuclear physics (Wikimedia Commons image).

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Will Sarvis

Will Sarvis

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Author of Embracing Philanthropic Environmentalism and other books.