Patriotism and the Super-state

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Swarthmore Press Limited, 1920 - 105 pages

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Page 23 - O'er such sweet brows as never other wore, And letting thy set lips, Freed from wrath's pale eclipse, The rosy edges of their smile lay bare, What words divine of lover or of poet Could tell our love and make thee know it, Among the Nations bright beyond compare ? What were .our lives without thee ? What all our lives to save thee ? We reck not what we gave theo ; We will not dare to doubt thee, But ask whatever else, and we will dare...
Page 63 - Where the sentiment of nationality exists in any force, there is a prima facie case for uniting all the members of the nationality under the same government, and a government to themselves apart. This is merely saying that the question of government ought to be decided by the governed.
Page 56 - You are citizens, you have a Country, in order that in a given and limited sphere of action the concourse and assistance of a certain number of men, already related to you by language, tendencies, and customs, may enable you to labour more effectually for the good of all men, present and to come ; a task in which your solitary effort would be lost, falling powerless and unheeded amid the immense multitude of your fellow-beings.
Page 5 - THE object of this series is twofold ; to disseminate knowledge of the facts of international relations, and to inculcate the international rather than the nationalistic way of regarding them. This latter purpose implies no distortion of facts. It is hoped that the books will be found to maintain a high standard of accuracy and fairness. But their avowed object is not merely to record facts, but to present them in a certain light, and with a certain object. That light is Internationalism and that...
Page 68 - As earth has but one England, crown and head Of all her glories till the sun be dead, Supreme in peace and war, supreme in song, Supreme in freedom, since her rede was read, Since first the soul that gave her speech grew strong To help the right and heal the wild world's wrong, So she hath but one royal Nelson, born To reign on time above the years that throng. The music of his name puts fear to scorn, And thrills our twilight through with sense of morn : As England was, how should not England be...
Page 20 - Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free, How shall we extol thee, Who are born of thee? Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet; God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
Page 64 - Whatever really tends to the admixture of nationalities, and the blending of their attributes and peculiarities in a common union, is a benefit to the human race.
Page 55 - Humanity is the successive incarnation of God. The Law of God is one, as God Himself is one ; but we only discover it article by article, line by line, according to the accumulated experience of the generations that have preceded us, and according to the extension and increased intensity of association among races, peoples, and individuals.
Page 26 - ... and it is an immoral feeling, because, instead of confessing oneself a son of God, as Christianity teaches us, or even a free man guided by his own reason, each man under the influence of patriotism confesses himself the son of his fatherland and the slave of his government, and commits actions contrary to his reason and his conscience.

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