Patriotism vs. Nationalism- What’s the Difference?

America is wholly unique among the nations of the world. Conceived as an asylum for oppressed peoples everywhere, George Washington would write “I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.”

America enjoys influence from everywhere:

France helped secure our independence. Our numbers come from India and Baghdad. Our religions are from Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Our languages have mostly Latin and…