Letter: Free to protect their Lazi culture and support Galatasaray

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The Independent Online
NEAL Ascherson says 'we live in an age of nationalism'. Superficially this is so, but would it not be more accurate to say we live in an age of 'globalism' which is steadily weakening the structure of traditional nation-states and releasing nations subsumed within them?

I fear that the real challenge to Lazi cultural integrity will come when the global entertainment corporations such as Sky television enter their steep valleys. How fruitful the possession of an alphabet will be in these circumstances is seriously open to question. The precedents of the Irish language are not encouraging.

Simon Partridge

London N2