Nationalism may be intellectually unfashionable as a concept but anyone who denies its existence should watch the Socceroos play a big match at home when there is massive excitement for the green and gold. People are connected in a way they don’t even think about. Nationalism may be a myth but to refuse considering nationalism is to create a vacuum in which other mythologies, including anti-social ones, will spread and flourish. Like it or not, we are engaged in the business of nation building.