Schumpeter-Imperialism“Driven out everywhere else, the irrational seeks refuge in nationalism — the irrational that consists of belligerence, the need to hate, a goodly quota of inchoate idealism, the most naive (and hence also the most unrestrained) egotism. This is precisely what constitutes the impact of nationalism.”

Joseph A. Schumpeter, The Sociology of Imperialisms, 1919 (Laissez Faire Books: August 19, 2015)

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