Quotations on Nationalism

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The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Civilization, Nationalism, Unity)

Every major question in history is a religious question. It has more effect in molding life than nationalism or a common language.
- Hilaire Belloc
(Keywords: History, Life, Effect, Language, Nationalism, Question, Religious)

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Keywords: Men, Earth, Extreme, Nationalism, Perspective, Stars)

Nationalism - in other words, the dividing of the church into bodies - consisting of such and such a nation, is a novelty, not above three centuries old, although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: God, Church, Children, Nation, Nationalism, Novelty, Old, Words)

The sublimated idealism of the Enlightenment, the spirit of the League of Nations and of the United Nations Charter have not proved strong enough to control the aggressive dynamism of nationalism.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Control, Idealism, Nationalism, Nations, Spirit, United)

I do not believe that the values which the Western democracies consider essential to civilization can survive in a world rent by the international anarchy of nationalism and the economic anarchy of competitive enterprise.
- Arthur Henderson
(Keywords: Civilization, Values, Anarchy, Nationalism, World)

In some states militant nationalism has gone to the lengths of dictatorship, the cult of the absolute or totalitarian state and the glorification of war.
- Arthur Henderson
(Keywords: War, Dictatorship, Nationalism, State, states)

I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Being, Nationalism, Thinking, World)

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.
- Robert Jackson
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Act, Force, Nationalism, Opinion, Word)

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: War, Emotions, First, Killing, Murder, Nationalism, Passion, World, World war)

On the contrary. Internationalism also recognizes, by its very name, that nations do exist. It simply limits their scope more than one-sided nationalism does.
- Christian Lous Lange
(Keywords: Limits, Name, Nationalism, Nations)

In Europe the right wing is bogged down in Nationalism in most cases and still fighting so called Reds.
- Tom Metzger
(Keywords: Europe, Fighting, Nationalism, Right)

Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
- John Raleigh Mott
(Keywords: Extreme, May, Nationalism, Old, World)

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Power, Hunger, Nationalism, Self)

But The Same Sea is set precisely in this Israel, which never makes it to the news headlines anywhere. It is a novel about everyday people far removed from fundamentalism, fanaticism nationalism, or militancy of any sort.
- Amos Oz
(Keywords: People, Fanaticism, Israel, Nationalism, News, Sea)

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
- Pope John Paul II
(Keywords: Challenge, Freedom, Man, Nationalism, Reality, Slavery, Temptation, Today)

To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism.
- Herbert Read
(Keywords: Equality, Power, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Nationalism, World)

Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.
- Jack Schwartz
(Keywords: Ideology, Nationalism, Radical)

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen
(Keywords: Dissension, Nationalism, Service, Sin, Spirit)









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