Beware the patriotism peddled by scoundrels at home and abroad

Paul Stephen Benneworth

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One of the great timeless political adages is Samuel Johnson’s remark that ‘patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel’. And in a far-sighted nuance to this early political soundbite, he added that the true patriot is motivated not by a love of national institutions such as monarchy, but the greater collective good of the whole nation....
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2016


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