Let's play capture the flag!

The humble flag plays a very significant though little understood place in the annals of geo-politics and national identity. "The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history," Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, once said. The truth is that a flag—as a symbol of a nation—crystallizes the very essence of history, pride, unity, idealism, and even sentiment.

Avinash Gavai
Published: Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 am EST

The humble flag plays a very significant though little understood place in the annals of geo-politics and national identity. "The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history," Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, once said. The truth is that a flag—as a symbol of a nation—crystallizes the very essence of history, pride, unity, idealism, and even sentiment.

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