• Tell people that war is an evil, and they will laugh; for who does not know it? Tell them that patriotism is an evil, and most of them will agree, but with a reservation. "Yes," they will say, "wrong patriotism is an evil; but there is another kind, the kind we hold." But just what this good patriotism is, no one explains.

    graf Leo Tolstoy (1899). “Essays, Letters, Miscellanies. [Edited by Nathan Haskell Dole]”