Here, I follow the distinction that Zizek makes between “limit” and “border” with respect to national identifications: “National identification is an exemplary case of how an external border is reflected into an internal limit. Of course, the first step toward the identity of the nation is defined through differences from other nations, via an external border: if I identify myself as an Englishman, I distinguish myself from the French, Germans, Scots, Irish, and so on. However, in the next stage, the question is raised of who among the English are ‘the real English,’ the paradigm of Englishness; who are the Englishmen who correspond in full to the notion of English.” (1998: 151)