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Apr 10, 2023Liked by William Guppy

As a scandinanivan I can say that I have directed most of my inherent rascism against other scandinavians, especially against swedes from other parts of the country than my own.

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Wasn't aware we had a Scandi readership ...

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I'm the one scandinavian reader

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Excellent article, may also be of interest: https://heliconian.substack.com/p/the-delian-apollo

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Sir, this is *your* article.

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Yes just starting out here on substack

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I'm reminded of Slavoj Zizek's interesting observations on what he calls 'progressive racism', based on his experience of the good-natured ethnic humour between the various nationalities of the former Yugoslavia, an outlet that was shut off when Milosevic and others of his ilk began pushing ethnic chauvinism.

On a related note, have you noticed how since 2014 you're not really allowed to make fun of the Scots anymore? A pity.

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