Patriotism

Philosophy and Theology 8 (2):129-147 (1993)

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The term “patriotism” has had different meanings, deriving from different historical circumstances. In its predominant modern sense it has been condemned as vicious, extolled as virtuous, and judged to be a quality potentially virtuous, but only in moderation. It is argued that, as most commonly understood by writers in this century, neither unrestricted patriotism, nor even moderate patriotism, is a virtue, but it is a socially pernicious vice, the more virulent for being associared with virtue
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/philtheol19938222
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