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The Ten Biggest Myths of Nationalism

 

Myth #1:  Like patriotism, nationalism brings out the best qualities of a nation.

Myth #2:  It is unthinkable to expect any nation to act unselfishly of its own accord in dealings with other countries.

Myth #3:  There aren't any negative, unintended consequences when foreign policy leaders always insist on putting their own national interest first.

Myth #4:  The term "the global village" is primarily a concept concerning communications and economic opportunities which does not include fundamental social responsibilities of all its global citizenry toward everyone.

Myth #5:  Nationalistic selfishness is not inherently evil.

Myth #6:  Only large, developed nations suffer from selfish pride.

Myth #7:  There is no incentive for federal governments to discover how they could improve their stature at home and in the world community.

Myth #8:  Criticism of U.S. hegemony by non-Americans is based solely on envy of America's superpower status.

Myth #9:  There is no risk of U.S. nationalistic attitudes and behavior undermining the very values which made her the most admired nation in the world.

Myth #10:  The precepts:  "love thy neighbor" and "love thy enemy" have no place in foreign policy initiatives.

 

 

 

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"Nationalism is an infantile disease.  It is the measles of mankind."

-Albert Einstein  Einstein: A Study in Simplicity

"In the field of world policy; I would dedicate this nation to the policy of the good neighbor."

Franklin D. Roosevelt First Inaugural Address

   

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