Too much national pride, and too little

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 00.00.31Getting the balance right is not easy

Dalrymple writes that absence of officially-held and sponsored nationalism

is welcome, after all the devastation that it caused in the 20th century.

Excessive national pride

dishonestly conceals alike the virtues of others and one’s own vices.

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 00.06.59On the other hand, absence of national pride

dishonestly conceals alike the vices of others and one’s own virtues.

Lack of pride or patriotism

renders a country, and the civilisation it embodies, vulnerable to or defenceless against its enemies.

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