Good and Bad Cosmopolitanisms

If there are good and bad patriotisms, then there are also good and bad cosmopolitanisms

For that matter, there are good and bad forms of creedalism (loyalty with one’s religious team), ideologism (joining an ideological team), civilizationism (membership of a civilizational team), and so on.

Negative cosmopolitanism is antagonistic, antithetical, and destructive of nations. It is detached, rootless, elitist, and parasitic because it lacks attachment to the bonds of ordinary life.

Positive cosmopolitanism is one among other circles of sympathy. It combines cosmopolitan interest in humanity with patriotic interest in community, love of country and love of humanity. For state-leaders, it means they should pay heed to the national interest and the human interest, national security and human security.


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