Towards a Complexity of Patriotic Allegiance
Edited By Maciej Hułas and Stanisław Fel
Is Cosmopolitan Anti-Patriotism a Virtue?
Although critics of patriotism have convincingly argued that extreme forms of patriotism should be rejected, their arguments do not show that every form of patriotism is morally unacceptable. In Patriotism, Morality and Peace, I defended a political attitude that I call moderate patriotism1. My view is that moderate patriotism is not damaged by standard criticisms of patriotism. Although moderate patriotism is not morally obligatory, it differs from extreme patriotism in that it is both morally permissible and worthy of support.
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