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Laura Close wrote:
> 
> What do you think of "Thus the love of country begins as an attachment
> to our own field of action" 

Precisely what does this mean? Does it just assume that "attachment to
country" is a good thing; or is it in a context in which such attachment
is a bad thing? It seems quite empty of content to  me.

and "detachement from self and from things
> and from persons" ? 


Translated into terms of human action, this seems to be a perfect excuse
to ignore massacres & other horors -- after all they are merely things 
and/or persons. And "detachment from self" is merely candy wrapping on
the arrogance towards the rest of humanity.

Carrol