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Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most undoubted meaning is for rulers nothing else but a means of realizing their ambitions and venal ends; for the governed it is a renouncing of human dignity, intelligence, and conscience, and a slavish submission to the rulers. Wherever patriotism is championed, it is preached invariably in that shape. Patriotism is slavery.

Патриотизм в самом простом, ясном и несомненном значении своем есть не что иное для правителей, как орудие для достижения властолюбивых и корыстных целей, а для управляемых— отречение от человеческого достоинства, разума, совести и рабское подчинение себя тем, кто во власти. Так он и пропове дуется везде, где проповедуется патриотизм. Патриотизм есть рабство.

L. N. Tolstoy: Complete Works - Л. Н. Топстой. Полное Собрание Сочинений, Volume 39, The Open Court, Jul. 16, 1896


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