The Psychology of Nationality and Internationalism

The Psychology of Nationality and Internationalism

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The Psychology of Nationality and Internationalism

The Psychology of Nationality and Internationalism

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This book was suggested by contact that I had with the American Greeks returned to Greece to fight in the Balkan War. That raised for me a number of problems which I have tried to answer and in part have answered to my own satisfaction. On the more theoretical sides much has been suggested by the writings of Graham Wallas and his school.

The position taken appears, now that the. work is finished, to be a compromise between the position of MacDougall, with his great insistence on immediate instinct, and that taken by Trotter who finds all social phenomena explained by the fear of the individual for the social whole, with the consequent dominance of convention. I have shown that the social responses are in part due to each of these forces. They begin in a rudimentary way as instincts and are then determined by conventions and ideals developed through experience and imposed upon the group by the "herd instinct." It also seems necessary to insist that the result of the action of these forces is not un-

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