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  •  The brilliant Ambrose Bierce (0+ / 0-)

    From The Devil's Dictionary, whose profundity knows no limit:

    PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish read to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

    In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.

    The problem after a war is the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence will pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?

    by geomoo on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 12:12:25 PM PDT

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