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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An article to share: ‘Tale of the tape’: Senate battlegrounds will show if Democrats have found the way to win in Trump states

‘Tale of the tape’: Senate battlegrounds will show if Democrats have found the way to win in Trump states
https://wapo.st/2qtCEq5

I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils. However, if a gun were put to my head and I had to choose, I would vote for Hawley. I would hate for the democrats lesson from this election to be that the winning formula is to embrace Trumpism and to forsake democratic ideals.