Nationalism Is ALWAYS Dangerous

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    China and Japan seem to both be suffering a bout of it. Does anyone really think that Japan COULD offer an apology to China that would be believed or truly accepted? Losing proposition, that one.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1229/p01s02-woap.htm

     
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    Nationalism is fine if the values of the nation are positive. The internationalists have gotten to you, Kat. Quick, get thee to a deprogramming session.
     
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    Nope, patriotism is fine, nationalism isn't.
     
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    One person's patriotism is another's nationalism.

    http://www.newamericancentury.com/ this is my favorite nationalist site. It just so happens that what is good for america is good for freedom around the globe.
     
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    Japanese culture has been shocked and rocked since the war. I think a little more Japanese nationalism could be a good thing for them and us. Get their competitive spirit going again, rather than returning to the era of feeling depressed about their society and future while their kids commit suicide in record numbers among industrialized states and their economy stagnates and shrinks (|). It could definetely go too far, but I don't think it's anywhere near that yet.



    Though I can't say I approve of visiting the graves of war criminals.

    On the other side, it's hypocritical for the ChiComs to demand an apology from the Japanese when they should be apologizing themselves, having killed many more Chinese than the Japanese ever did.
     
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    It's a matter of degrees and openess.
     
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    And again, the effect of the nationalism depends on the values it seeks to spread. I feel your generalization is too broad.
     
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    Ok.
     
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    OH, you're no fun! :funnyface
     
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