"There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by..." Is the quote talking about ultranationalism?
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"There is a higher form of patriotism than nationalism, and that higher form is not limited by the bondaries of one's country, but a duty to mankind to safeguard the trust of civilization"
Is the speaker talking about internationalism or ultranationalism?
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This quote, which came from Oscar Straus, a member of Theodore Roosevelt's cabinet, is closest to being an example of internationalism. Ultranationalism is usually associated with extreme right-wing movements such as fascism that appeal to hyper-patriotism, usually associating the nation with racial or ethnic boundaries. Internationalism involves working together across political boundaries to achieve ends that benefit people around the world. After World War II, internationalism usually involved institutions like the United Nations and the IMF. During Straus's time, however, while some were interested in these types of institutions, the idea of internationalism was usually more closely associated with what we would recognize today as imperialism, with the United States using its wealth and power to "help" people around the world.
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