I'm a European living in America. A fellow countryman is trying to coerce me into doing something for him.
He claims that if I was a "True European", I would do what he wants.
I've not done a lot of philosophy, but I don't think there is such a thing as "European-ness".
I don't believe that the essence of all Europeans that have ever lived has been (triple?)-distilled and exists in Platonic heaven, and all of us have varying amounts of it in us.
Is there such a thing as "European-ness"/"Asian-ness" etc? In addition to your great answers, are there essays or other media resources you would recommend that address this issue further?
NB: I am not aiming to create a political debate. I am interested in identities and their essential natures. Feel free to substitute European identity with any other identity group you like.