The Nationalization of Patriotism

Maurizio Viroli

in For Love of Country

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780198293583
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600289 | DOI:
 The Nationalization of Patriotism

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Discusses the development of patriotism and its relationship with nationalism in the nineteenth century. Guiseppe Mazzini criticized the narrowness of German patriotism and argued that, while national culture is important, it must serve as an instrument for the liberty of humanity across national boundaries. Meanwhile, patriotism was increasingly associated with loyalty to the monarch and Conservative nationalist ideology in England, France, and Germany. Despite the dominance of the ‘patriotism of the right’, however, thinkers like Renan carried on the spirit of political patriotism as the will of the people.

Keywords: conservatism; England; Ernest; France; Germany; Giuseppe Mazzini; liberty; monarchy; nationalism; patriotism; Renan

Chapter.  8329 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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