Why I hate flags
A regressive symbol of conformity and repression
In her latest (excellent) book Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World, the author Naomi Klein makes an offhand comment that, as a leftist, flags make her itchy. I feel the same way, in a way that goes beyond the Stars and Stripes or the Union Jack.
At its worst, a national flag becomes a kind of uniform that you wield to declare loyalty above all el…
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