"It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they're not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Eric Hobsbawm on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Eric Hobsbawm on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Eric Hobsbawm on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Eric Hobsbawm on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Eric Hobsbawm on John F. Kennedy