Mudcat Café message #3817070 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160853   Message #3817070
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
29-Oct-16 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalism - a good or bad thing?
As Joe said, patriotism and nationalism refer to the same thing, but seen differently. The same as describing someone as firm, obstinate or pigheaded. Or relaxed as against idle.

Whether you call it nationalism or patriotism, the crucial test is whether you recognise that it should imply respecting it in other peoples. If you're against democratic secession from your own country, your nationalism/ patriotism is a bad thing.