From Patriotism or Peace by Leo Tolstoy: “But even if patriotism is not retentive, it is restorative – the patriotism of the vanquished and oppressed nations, the Armenians, the Poles, Bohemians, Irish, and so forth. This patriotism is almost the very worst, because it is the most enraged and demands the greatest degree of violence.”
For someone with such a hippy-dippy reputation, it is surprising he doesn’t refrain from “blaming the victim”. Hat-tip to Bryan Caplan.

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