In defense of patriotism

  • 2010-10-06
  • By Anna-Maria Galojan
A patriot is defined in the New Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus as “a person who loves his native country and will do all he can for it.” The Chambers dictionary is more helpful and goes further, defining a patriot as “a person who truly, though sometimes unquestioningly, loves and serves his or her country.”It is worth remembering these definitions, because patriotism is also “the last refuge of a scoundrel,” as defined in April 1775 by the very clever and often quoted Dr. Samuel Johnson.There will be a general election in Estonia next year, ...
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