Celtia is where we come from and where we live, said my father. Pushed to the very edge of western Europe and the islands beyond, the last remnants of the Celtic people drifted even farther west to Maritime Canada, Quebec, Ontario and New England. That is our country, Father said, Brittany and Galicia, Cornwall and Wales, Ireland and Scotland and now the New World. We are like the Kurds, without a nation but endowed with a great culture[.]
- John W. Maxwell, foreword of New Celtic Cooking, page ix
Does anyone actually believe in this pan-Celtic nationalism? My question is only partly rhetorical.