Doug Weller schrieb:
> > Thus, I did not put in a private email of yours into my public post to
> > the list, but wrote a public reply to a public email.
> Yep, sorry, it's been a long confusing day for me.
Oh well, no problem! I just wanted to set that straight, not that I get
a bad record for doing things which are against the Netiquette, which
would mean that I would have to ban myself from the list... ;-)
> Now to convince that lot in Britain and America about this. The
> reason that there are 'Celtoskeptics' is that there is a group who
> thinks there was one Celtic ethnic identiy.
Yes, you're right, but those who believe this are no archaeologists (at
least not many of them are). As I've already stated, this is rather a
political question about how modern identities are constructed. And
James is as much pushing political agenda as those who originally
created "the Celts" were, in my opinion. I think both to be equally
> By the way, that reminds me of one ridiculous event, what is your
> reaction to the charges of genocide against James?
It's the most stupid thing I've ever heard. Even though I do think that
James is proposing political agenda with his book, one cannot, not even
in the slightest, compare an attempt to deconstruct an "ethnic"
identity, for whatever reason it is attempted, to something as horrible
as a genocide. I'd put that statement in the category of idiotic talk of
damned politicians feeling attacked at their very basic roots.
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