Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
BIO
Display paragraphs in this book containing:
Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1881
Publisher/Edition
New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
Pub. Date
1899
Comments
Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
Start PREVIOUS
318 of 1105
NEXT End

COSMOPOLITANISM

I.315.1

COSMOPOLITANISM is a sentiment which embraces the whole human race. The cosmopolitan is a citizen of the universe, therefore he finds the popular patriotism which confines all its love to the country of one's birth too narrow. There is nothing better than cosmopolitanism when it is an extension of patriotism, when it is genuine philanthropy; but what shall we say of the man who wishes to substitute for patriotism a sentiment so vague that it lacks body and becomes a misty unreality? Does he not mistake the shadow for the substance? To estimate with accuracy how these two sentiments differ in intensity, we have but to remember how many millions of men have died for their country, and how few have sacrificed themselves for the good of mankind at large

M. B.

Start PREVIOUS
318 of 1105
NEXT End

Return to top