To: Agrarian; Mercuria; diotima; sheltonmac; Either/Or; Askel5; mrustow; UnBlinkingEye...
OUTSTANDING COLUMN BUMP. Sorry if many of you are getting double bumped, I'm sure Shelton's list and mine have a lot of overlap.
posted on 10/30/2001 9:25:56 AM PST
I don't mind being bumped twice. This article deserves it.
A thanks-for-the-ping BTTT
Of Kipling: "He loves England because England is strong, not because it's English."
I love America because she is strong AND because she is America. In fact, an America that isn't strong, isn't America.
posted on 10/30/2001 3:43:00 PM PST
Thanks for the bump. It is a good article and the distinction needs to be drawn, though I will admit I'm not as negative towards nationalism as the author but I do see his point nonetheless.
posted on 10/30/2001 7:17:49 PM PST
Thanks for the bump, ob.
This is a well-written, terse attack on neoconservatism, and I suppose, a defense of paleo-conservatism.
The nationalist has to prove his country is always right. He reduces his country to an idea, a perfect abstraction, rather than a mere home. He may even find the patriots irreverent humor annoying.
Although reading Sobran is always a joy, I am distressed to see that he has apparently been hit with a case of Rockwell Flu, which causes the patient to obsessively rail against neo-conservatism, to the detriment of his judgment.
posted on 10/30/2001 11:11:32 PM PST
Thanks for the ping, O. No time NOW to read it but I'll be back.
BTW, I coincidentally just finished a posting of A.J. Armitage's here: Notes On Nationalism
It's long but EXCELLENT!
posted on 10/31/2001 4:26:34 AM PST
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