Patriotism Versus Nationalism

Patriotism isn’t the same as nationalism. The former is a healthy love and respect for your country, but the latter is blind, total, and unrestricted support for any and all legislation, policies, or activities of a nation. Nationalism is the extreme, whereas patriotism is the goal, because good patriots know when to challenge their political leaders, laws, and policies when they become unjust or immoral. – Rev. John Triglio Jr. and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, Catholicism for Dummies [2003]

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