Identity: Seriously challenging our national motto

Journalistic licence – and style

– usages – and “mis-usages”

Both old First World countries and newer emerging Third World States – especially the latter – proudly proclaim national mottoes. These terse slogans are usually meant to be inspirational – even as they aspire, seek, to attain hopefully – achievable goals.

But monarchs – Emperors, Queens – and Presidents, national leaders by whatever titles, are all often too shy to admit that the objectives and sentiments of Nationals Slogans – like so many provisions of National Constitutions, are idealistic, unattainable and left to adorn monuments and letter-heads.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In


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