Blind nationalism

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Blind nationalism is extreme nationalism such as Nazism or chauvinism. It is the nationalism "which does not allow the rational nature of the human mind to assert itself".[1]

It was used to explain the totalitarian and authoritarian regimes in the Interwar period, which eventually led to World War II.[2] The term is sometimes associated with American expansionism.[3]

Origin[edit]

The earliest known use of the phrase "blind nationalism" is in the 1908 book Racial Problems in Hungary by British historian Robert William Seton-Watson:

Quotes[edit]

In his 2000 book Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, American author and critic of United States foreign policy William Blum says "If love is blind, patriotism has lost all five senses."[5]

According to David Niose, former president of the American Humanist Association:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vyas, R.N. (2004). A new vision of history. New Delhi: Diamond pocket books. p. 127. ISBN 9788128808760.
  2. ^ Tom Betti, Doreen Uhas Sauer (2012). Columbus Taverns The Capital City's Most Storied Saloons. History Pr. p. 55. ISBN 9781609496708.
  3. ^ Schiller, Aaron Allen (2009). "The Unbearable Lightness of Being Absurd". Stephen Colbert and philosophy : I am philosophy (and so can you!). Chicago, Ill.: Open Court. ISBN 9780812696615.
  4. ^ Seton-Watson, Robert William (1908). Racial problems in Hungary. A. Constable & Co., ltd. p. 345.
  5. ^ Blum, William (2006). Rogue state: a guide to the world's only superpower. London: Zed Books. p. 11. ISBN 9781842778272.
  6. ^ https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201503/is-american-patriotism-getting-out-hand


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