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A nation must think before it acts.
“It is instructive to be reminded, by Mr. McNamara’s fascinating narrative, that nationalist feeling can be part of an admirable desire for freedom. The lesson is most pertinent, perhaps, for a Western Europe that after 1945 set out to banish all strong nationalist sentiment as well as all national borders and that now finds itself cowed by Dark Age fanatics who would destroy the dreams of great small nations.”