Letters, Jul. 16, 1945

Time to Change?


Patriotism has become a devil in disguise. We find ourselves talking glibly of re-educating the Germans and the Japanese. Isn't it time to change a few of our own time-worn conceptions?

We have been taught that next to God our loyalty belongs to our country. It is just such intense nationalistic feeling that causes wars. Such fervor caused the Nazis to try for world domination. Extreme nationalism is making us fear the Russians. It is making many men die on the battlefields for mistaken ideals.

Isn't our first loyalty and patriotism due to the world? The very existence of our country...

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