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“Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most unmistakable significance is for the governing nothing but a weapon for the attainment of aggressive and mercenary aims, and for the governed is the denial of human dignity, common sense, and conscience, and slavish subjection to those who are in authority.  This is what is preached wherever patriotism is preached.

“Patriotism is slavery … ”

     — Leo Tolstoy, Christianity and Patriotism  

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