>The BBC takes a look at whether the Belgian state will survive, and how it’s at risk even if neither side actively seeks it.
While I’ve often said that Belgian devolution is a bit of a warning to what might happen to the United States, one thing that has yet to truly manifest in the US is ethnic political parties and exclusive ethnocultural pop culture. We do have–to some extent–ethnocentric pop culture (basic cable is full of examples of this), that pop culture is only part of the cultural diet of an average American. (In other words, LOGO and BET viewers feel completely comfortable watching ABC, NBC, etc.)
Still, one has to wonder what exactly binds us all together, beyond mere geography.