History & Nation

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A nation which has lost the continuation of its history is doomed to lose everything it has.

Like a mental patient whose memories have gone bit by bit,

its relation is broken with its past, with its memories and the elements of its existence that composed its self.

Once a state has deteriorated to the point of needing foreign intervention and foreign protection,

it first loses its independence, and then its national personality, and finally its existence.

-Peyami Safa-