Re: [NTLK] [OT] newtontalk Digest V2 #439 Football and nationalism

From: Mark Ross (
Date: Sat Jun 15 2002 - 11:15:31 EDT

>You have to understand that there is a different understanding of the term
>"nationalism" in the US vs. in Europe. In the US, nationalism is almost
>synonymous with patriotism or love of country. They don't equate it with
>Nazism and other evils that Europe has experienced at the hands of
>ultra-nationalists. In their minds, being proud of your country and being
>willing to fight to defend it is a good thing. This is where nationalism
>ends. It doesn't extend to extermination of people who don't fit your
>nationalist world view, and the other things that Nationalism truly
>What this all means is that when a Euro says "nationalism" he doesn't mean
>the same thing that an American means. In that, you must be careful.
>I hope you can calm down enough to realize this different perspective, and
>see that he didn't mean what you meant when he said what he said. :-)

Wow, I never realized that before. Thanks Jon!

Mark Ross

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