Human nature, as manifested in tribalism and nationalism, provides the momentum of the machinery of human evolution.
Nationalism, and its chum, patriotism, encourage unedifying hyperbole.Douglas Eaglesham Dunn
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.Albert Einstein
Fernando Pessoa was the apostle of an antidemocratic and elitist Nationalism. A mystical Nationalism was perhaps the only element of ideological coherence in his work. He was always marked by the radicality of his ideological and political attitudes.
Along with the theocratic right, two other hard right political movements pose a grave threat to democracy: regressive populism, typified by diverse groups ranging from members of the John Birch Society out to members of the patriot and armed militia movements; and White racial Nationalism, promoted by Pat Buchanan and his shadow, David Duke of Louisiana.chip berlet
In the 1936 Olympics, Adolf Hitler became the first to exploit sports as an arm of Nationalism.
Human nature, as manifested in tribalism and Nationalism, provides the momentum of the machinery of human evolution.
...in the period from 1923 to 1948, known as the Bharata Natyam revival. Performers, critics, and promoters through Bharata Natyam to the urban proscenium stage, recontextualizing and renaming it. In doing so they crafted a genealogy in which Bharat Natyam came to represent ancient tradition and critical experimentation, Nationalism, regional identities and the global transference forms outside of geographical and cultural boundaries.
Perhaps the central question in our understanding of Nationalism is the role of the past in the creation of the present. ...For nationalists themselves, the role of the past is clear and unproblematic. The nation was always there, indeed it is part of the natural order, even when it was submerged in the hearts of its members.Anthony D. Smith
The difference between patriotism and Nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
[N]o serious historian of nations and Nationalism can be a committed political nationalist... Nationalism requires too much belief in what is patently not so.eric hobsbawm
Church and State should be united in the White Man's religion.— Global White Racial Loyalty and Solidarity must be our constant goal.— Race is everything. In order to survive and prosper, the White Race must overcome its five main enemies: Judaism, Christianity, Communism, Liberalism and Nationalism.ben klassen
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.george orwell
Nationalism was so perfectly suited to its double task, the domestication of workers and the despoliation of aliens, that it appealed to everyone - everyone, that is, who wielded or aspired to wield a portion of capital.
[The newspapers] are talking of Nationalism as if it were the property of an individual or as if it were confined to one group only. Nationalism is the property of all. Nobody can take possession of it just as a glittering word which attracts the hearts of stupid people.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; Nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.Georges Clemenceau
"If this is the face of Scottish Nationalism, it's a pretty ugly nation."nigel farage
In brief, Nationalism is a theory of political legitimacy, which requires the ethnic boundaries should not be cut across political ones, and, in particular, that ethnic boundaries within a given state a contingency already formally excluded by the principle in its general formulation should not separate the power holders from the rest.ernest gellner
Tribalism never prospers, for when it does, everyone will respect it as a true Nationalism, and no-one will dare call it tribalism.ernest gellner
The effect of the discovery of printing was evident in the savage religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Application of power to communication industries hastened the consolidation of vernaculars, the rise of Nationalism, revolution, and new outbreaks of savagery in the twentieth century.harold innis
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, Nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.robert h. jackson
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, Nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.
Imperialism is challenged from two sides. On the one hand, there is a rising tide of Nationalism within the various empires, entailing demands for self-government and independence. On the other hand, there is an increasing realization that the whole idea of the exclusive empire belongs to an age that is past; and that the backward regions of the world, both in respect of economic development and cultural advance, should be regarded as a responsibility resting upon the international community as a whole.
In so far as Nationalism inculcates in us a sense of national and social justice which call upon us to fight any system that is oppressive or tyrannical both in our country and the world, there I am completely with Nationalism. I hate Imperialism whether British or Japanese or Burmese.
Nevertheless it is evident if only from the Greek example just cited that proto-Nationalism, where it existed, made the task of Nationalism easier, however great the differences between the two, insofar as existing symbols and sentiments of proto-nacional community could he mobilized behind a modern cause or a modern state. But this is far from saying that the two were the same, or even that one must logically or inevitably lead into the other. For it is evident that proto-Nationalism alone is clearly not enough to form nationalities, nations, let alone states.
As Elie Kedourie has remarked “Greek [Nationalism] may be considered the first to appear outside Western Christendom, among a community ruled by non-Christians and itself hitherto violently hostile to all Western nations.”
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