„By turning names into things we create false models of reality. By endowing nations, societies or cultures, with the qualities of internally homogeneous and externally distinctive bounded objects, we create a model of the world as a global pool hall in which the entities spin off each other like so many hard and round billiard balls.“

—  Эрик Вульф, Europe and the People Without History, 1982, Chapter 1, Introduction, p. 6.
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