via Trump refuses to acknowledge the fraught history of nationalism – The Washington Post

Patriotism today is the cruel tradition of an outlived period, which exists not merely by its inertia, but because the governments and ruling classes, aware that not their power only, but their very existence, depends upon it, persistently excite and maintain it among the people, both by cunning and violence.¬† –Leo Tolstoy

We condemn nationalism but treat patriotism as if it is a good thing. I can’t tell the difference. A wise person informed me that patriotism is what we do and nationalism is what everyone else does.

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