One of the great attractions to patriotism, it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of a nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat while feeling we’re profoundly virtuous.  ~ Aldous Huxley

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common fear of its neighbors.  ~ W. R. Inge

Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone and as irrational as a headless hen.  ~ Ambrose Bierce

Patriotism is a religion, the egg from which wars are hatched.  ~ Guy de Maupassant

Patriotism is a menace to liberty.  ~ Emma Goldman


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