Power quotes #000

“Blind patriotism has been kept intact by rewriting history to provide people with moral consolation and a psychological basis for denial.” –William H. Boyer    


“Politically speaking, tribal nationalism [patriotism] always insists that its own people are surrounded by ‘a world of enemies’ – ‘one against all’ – and that a fundamental difference exists between this people and all others. It claims its people to be unique, individual, incompatible with all others, and denies theoretically the very possibility of a common mankind long before it is used to destroy the humanity of man.” –Hannah Arendt, The Origins Of Totalitarianism p.227

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