|4. ||Intensification of nationalism during war.|
|5. ||Enshrinement of exploits and heroes of past wars in song, oration,
poem, and pageant, in monument and memorial, as highest examples
of national patriotic devotion.|
|6. ||This attitude, however natural and justifiable, as an obstacle to plans
for the abolition of war.|
VII. THE QUESTION OF CONTROL
A. NATIONALISM A COMPLEX PHENOMENON, AS ABOVE INDICATED.
B. DIVERSE ELEMENTS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF NATIONALISM NOT
ALWAYS MUTUALLY CONSISTENT AND LOGICAL, BECAUSE NATIONALISM
IS COMPOSITE OF MANY IDEAS AND EMOTIONS, as shown in II, above.
C. SOME OF THE IDEAS AND TENDENCIES FREQUENTLY CONNECTED WITH
NATIONALISM DANGEROUS, as shown in sections III-VI, above.
D. PROBLEM FOR CONSIDERATION: IS RATIONAL CRITICISM AND CONTROL
OF THE TROUBLE-MAKING ASPECTS OF NATIONALISM DESIRABLE OR
|1. ||Necessity for rational control of emotional and instinctive impulses in
private life (e.g., control of appetite, control of anger, control of
speed mania in automobilists) as an analogous problem, perhaps
suggesting proper attitude toward nationalism.|
|2. ||Uselessness of emotional and extreme reactions either for or against
nationalism: Nationalism too deeply rooted in men's hearts and
minds to be destroyed or "abolished" by radical anti-nationalists;
and too strong to need uncritical emotional defense--hence the
problem, if there is one, is a problem of rational control.|