- 1.a person who strongly identifies with their own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations:“he was a staunch nationalist during his 22 years in power”
Are YOU a nationalist? Is it wrong for a president of a country to vigorously support its interests to the detriment of interests of other nations? I think it’s a RELIEF.
Nationalism vs Patriotism…I thought THIS WAS INTERESTING:
“Nationalism and patriotism both show the relationship of an individual towards his or her nation. The two are often confused and frequently believed to mean the same thing. However, there is a vast difference between nationalism and patriotism.
Nationalism means to give more importance to unity by way of a cultural background, including language and heritage. Patriotism pertains to the love for a nation, with more emphasis on values and beliefs.
When talking about nationalism and patriotism, one cannot avoid the famous quotation by George Orwell, who said that nationalism is ‘the worst enemy of peace’. According to him, nationalism is a feeling that one’s country is superior to another in all respects, while patriotism is merely a feeling of admiration for a way of life. These concepts show that patriotism is passive by nature and nationalism can be a little aggressive.”
WHICH ARE YOU? Was Trump wrong to say he’s a nationalist?