On 4/23/2013 2:21 PM, John Mikes wrote:
And what good does it do to H A V E nations? Starting wars? Looking down on every other nation? Exploiting strangers/foreigners?
Nationalism is a pest in the human world.
You are right saying that it is - sort of - a religious aberration, closely connected with religion itself. So the proposition may be true.
Could anyone LIST the benefits of 'national' existence/feeling?
(Forget about the secondaries: mother tongue, folk-music, lit, etc.)

Exactly! And what is an example of a nation "dying"? Hungary, which "died" from having too many religions?...or from losing Marxism? Did Rome lose its religion?...which one?


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