From this there develops the salience of the second factor that is worth highlighting, and which follows on from the suggestion made at the beginning of this essay that Malta and the Vatican both instantiate (though of course differently) the condition of the nationless
Something outside of us has revised our borders, firmly redrawing old national lines on our new nationless
Those of us who have felt a certain utopian elation when reading certain lines in poems like Prometheus Unbound--"The loathsome mask has fallen, the man remains / Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed, but man / Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless
, / Exempt from awe, worship, degree, the king / Over himself" (III.193-197)--will be unable to read Lewes's essay without wincing: here is Shelley's own loathsome mask.
also a nationless
child between his birth in 1948 and his eighth year.
(36) Although, this citation also expresses a claim that the self-identical nature of genders and peoples is a fact that Arendt secures with normality: A nationless
person--just as a genderless person--would be a monster.
Namely, the cross-section of nominal excess returns denominated in a reference currency is explained by three hedging funds: a nationless
(or logarithmic) world market portfolio; portfolios hedging against deviations from PPP (or against currency risk); and portfolios hedging against variations in the investment opportunity set of an international investor.
Most broadly, what de Cleyre envisioned as the new social order was a "nationless
world" of free individuals; more explicitly, "thousands of small communities stretching along the lines of transportation, each producing very largely for its own needs, able to rely upon itself, and therefore able to be independent" like its individual members ("November Eleventh" 41; "Anarchism and American Traditions" 134).
"Gradually we became nationless
. I came to hate nations." His closest associate among the explorers died, he recalls, because of nations.
While Ondaatje presents cross-cultural relationships and politically free identities as possible in the vacuum of a nationless
community, he ultimately reveals them to be insupportable in a world already dominated by politically constructed social boundaries.
But Douglass reverses gendered and racialized polarities by suggesting that the nationless
color of sable maternity, "the native genius of my sable...
`Britain' is of course by definition a nationless
between environment and Man in their mutual interaction and influence,"  the Jew of the Diaspora persisted as the landless, nationless
wanderer capable nevertheless of maintaining a distinct personal identity and collective affiliation.
It would be nice to think that greater material comforts will release us from racism, sexism, and ethnocentricism, and that the apocalypse will come as it did at the end of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, leaving us "Sceptreless, free, uncircumscribed...Equal, unclassed, tribeless, and nationless
...Pinnacled dim in the intense inane."