Tuesday, 19 October 2004

This Is Your Conscience Shouting

I don’t for one second imagine any rabid rightwing Americans read this blog, but if they did, a quote for them to ponder:

“Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, 'the greatest', but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is.” - Sydney J. Harris