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    "As soon as this sense extends beyond the narrow limits of the family, the basis for the formation of larger organisms and finally formal states is created"​

    This author is saying that the creation of a state or nation is created when our sense of family extends to the entire national community. Do you agree with this?
     
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    Quoting Hitler? Really?

    Pathetic.
     
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    I didn't want to mention where I got that from because I wanted to know if anyone actually agreed with the sentiment that a nation was a "family" or community. If you feel uncomfortable with the author perhaps I can find similar quotes from Wildrow Wilson or Teddy Rosevelt or even Hillary's "it takes a village" line.
     
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    I have never once in my time on the internet seen a Marx, Hitler, or Mao quote used to start a thread, without attribution, without some sort of lame follow up game of "Gotcha" evolving.

    If you want to honestly debate the idea, source your quote. Otherwise you look like you're playing a silly gotcha game and will probably be treated accordingly.
     
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    How would people have reacted to it if I said "Do you agree with Hitler?". Most people will immediatly say no but by using the quote without the author it allows people to decide in an unbiased way if they agreed with the sentiment so it was decietful but I was trying to make a point about the nature of National Socialism and if that thinking still exists in our society today.

    I'll ask you: Do you agree with the idea that this author was trying to articulate?
     
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