The national and the universal: is a world culture possible?

The culture of every social group – as opposed to the total culture of mankind"- is particular. The most specific form of this particularity in the modern age is nationalism. Paradoxically, despite of the plurality of the nation-states, they tend to become more and more alike: they operate according to uniform, universal rules. As a protest against this formal control, an organised and an anarchic variant of cultural resistance has emerged.