Patriotism, Morality, and Peace
Is patriotism a worthy ideal, one that we ought to promote and support? Or is it a dangerous and destructive notion that leads to war and hostility? Patriotism, Morality, and Peace provides the first sustained philosophical treatment of these questions, distinguishes different forms of patriotism, and shows why some forms are indeed dangerous, while others can be valuable and constructive.
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The Case Against Patriotism
Problems for AntiPatriots 17
Sketch of a Reasonable Form of Patriotism
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