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Discussion » Questions » Current Events and News » Should someone explain to French Pres the meaning of nationalism? He claimed "nationalism is the betrayal of patriotism"

Should someone explain to French Pres the meaning of nationalism? He claimed "nationalism is the betrayal of patriotism"

na·tion·al·ism
/ˈnaSH(ə)nəˌlizəm/
noun
  1. patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
     
    • an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
      plural noun: nationalisms
    • advocacy of political independence for a particular country

Posted - November 12, 2018

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  • 3221
    As an aside:
    An argument can be made for arrogance as a cause of the US Civil War. 

    Arrogance also misled the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor. Hitler’s unhinged arrogance was a seminal force of WWII.
    Would we more correctly call these Nationalism or patriotism? 

    In fairness, I think it’s a stretch to say that Tom meant all wars. More to the point of the conditions for war. 
      November 12, 2018 8:06 PM MST
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  • 5326
    Stu Bee,

    I commented in an earlier response to you that you apparently have a "respectable amount of knowledge"---it appears something equivalent to a recount may be in order.

    And you don't know whom I voted for either.
      November 16, 2018 4:08 PM MST
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  • 3221
    Tip of the iceberg, Tom. 
      November 12, 2018 8:07 PM MST
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