Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 23 October 2016
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Patriotism always exists in the greatest degree in rude nations, and in an early period of society. Like all other affections and passions, it operates with the greatest force where it meets with the greatest difficulties ... but in a state of ease and safety, as if wanting its appropriate nourishment, it languishes and decays.
Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee