The Future of Patriotism
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Anyone who thinks about the possibility of a world state is stopped to-day by the fact that there is no world patriotism to support it. How are we to transfer allegiance from the national to the international state? Loyalty overflows the national state because in the world to-day the national state is no longer a sufficient protection. The only way in which world organization can command a world patriotism is by proving its usefulness. For the moment it was evident that patriotism could embrace something more extensive and abstract than a village which a man might know personally, world organization ceased to be an idle dream. The conclusion reached was that patriotisms clashed most of all in the backward territories of the worlds and the suggestion followed that the organization of these territories was the great task of international politics. Conservative diplomacy has experimented with world legislation and administration to deal with these territories.