5/28/17

"Every good patriot should...curse his own country"

“THE right and proper thing, of course, is that every good patriot should stop at home and curse his own country. So long as that is being done everywhere, we may be sure that things are fairly happy, and being kept up to a reasonably high standard. So long as we are discontented separately we may be well content as a whole.”

~G.K. Chesterton: “Patriotism and National Self-Criticism.” (ILN, Oct. 1, 1910)