A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.
--Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)
(71:3.3,5) The ideal state functions under the impulse of three mighty and co-ordinated drives:
2. Intelligent patriotism based on wise ideals.
(81:6.35) No national civilization long endures unless its educational methods and religious ideals inspire a high type of intelligent patriotism and national devotion. Without this sort of intelligent patriotism and cultural solidarity, all nations tend to disintegrate as a result of provincial jealousies and local self-interests.
Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by environmental and eco-terrorist groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire.
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