...Andersons Introduction to his Imagined Communities. I. In Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson (1993)suggests that as imagined communities, nations are not real. In addition, the loyalty to the nation and the willingness to die for the nation are possibly more widespread than any other human allegiance. According to Anderson, the nation is:
…imagined as a community, because, regardless of the actual inequality and exploitation that may prevail in each, the nation is always conceived as a deed, horizontal comradeship. Ultimately, it is the fraternity that makes it possible, over the past two centuries, for so many millions of people, not so much to kill... Give a critical close reading of Benedict...