Quotation by John Lukacs

Populism is folkish, patriotism is not. One can be a patriot and a cosmopolitan. But a populist is inevitably a nationalist of sorts. Patriotism, too, is less racist than is populism. A patriot will not exclude a person of another nationality from the community where they have lived side by side and whom he has known for many years, but a populist will always remain suspicious of someone who does not seem to belong to his tribe.
John Lukacs (b. 1924), Hungarian–born U.S. historian, educator. The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age, ch. 8, Ticknor & Fields (1993).
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