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21 April 2016
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What is it that makes us feel like we belong somewhere? From Estonia and France to Canada and Italy, it’s all about the sense of a nation as a whole – and often, what makes them proud too.
21 April 2016
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The November 13 terrorist attacks in the French capital shocked the world but perhaps what had a greater impact was the Parisian response. Showing a united front, this was a true display of how national identity should be.
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Toronto is roughly framed by two rivers, the Humber to the west and the Don river to the east. Monocle’s deputy bureau chief in the city, Jason Li, reports on the latest plans to transform the ravines into the Don Valley River Park, where hopes are that it will be to Toronto what Central Park is to Manhattan.
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Last weekend we packed our bags and set up shop in Vienna for this year’s Monocle Quality of Life Conference. One of the panels examined the issue of national identity. Our guests were Palestinian-Israeli singer Mira Awad; architect, city planner and Estonian MP Yoko Alender; and Italian journalist and writer Gianni Riotta.
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We look to a nation known – and proud – of its arts and crafts: Italy and its thriving manufacturing industry. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella explains why ‘made in Italy’ is one of the best ways to promote a sense of unity and belonging in the bel paese.
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