Years ago, I read a letter to a newspaper by a woman who had recently moved from the US to Europe. She said that in the US she felt overwhelmed and oppressed by the ubiquitous displays of patriotism, and when she moved to Europe, where such displays are usually much more restrained, she felt relieved. That seem to be a real difference between Americans and Europeans. And, yes, I prefer the European version.

@angristan this is a nice contrast between nationalism and patriotism.

@angristan So, I‘m german too – but that is wishful thinking! We have a growing toxic political environment like almost every other country in recent years.

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