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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 06:43 PM
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120. Actually Odin is right... to a point
and it goes back a long time to the borderer culture of England... and to be specific Elizabethan England...

It is not a major factor except in a few areas of the culture, but it is actually part of how the culture developed.

I'd blame more things like the enclosure acts and the caste culture that the Scott Irish come from and it is more complex than just saying revenge is part of the culture. But the echoes of history affect modern attitudes in ways that modern Americans from all ethnic pasts refuse to even acknowledge.

The idea of a caste culture is mostly abhorrent to most Americans, but it is real... and knowing your place is part of it. I am sure you have heard of it. This includes the complexities of honor and race.

The JSTOR database will have extensive academic papers on this from multiple academic journals.
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