CHRIS ROPER: The freedom to find our identity
Finding Endurance isn’t just about Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated attempt to cross the Antarctic on foot. It’s about identity and a search for meaning — of nation and self
We’ve just had Freedom Day, with Heritage Day still coming up in September, and each of those days gives us cause to think about what they might actually mean.
The very names are interesting, in that they attempt to impose a singular term on what are always plural, contested concepts. What freedom means for and to me, is going to be very different to what it means to the next person, and the next. And heritage is perhaps even more problematic in that, unlike freedom, there is less of an abstract definition to cling to. ..
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