• I have formed a very clear conception of patriotism. I have generally found it thrust into the foreground by some fellow who has something to hide in the background. I have seen a great deal of patriotism; and I have generally found it the last refuge of the scoundrel.

    "The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Vol. 11: Collected Plays and Chesterton on Shaw". Book edited by Denis J. Conlon, 1989.