"Nunca en mi vida he amado a ningún pueblo ni colectivo, ni al pueblo alemán, ni al francés, ni al norteamericano, ni a la clase obrera, ni a nada semejante. En efecto, sólo amo a mis amigos y el único género de amor que conozco y en el que creo es el amor a las personas"
Politically speaking, tribal nationalism [patriotism] always insists that its own people are surrounded by 'a world of enemies' - 'one against all' - and that a fundamental difference exists between this people and all others. It claims its people to be unique, individual, incompatible with all others, and denies theoretically the very possibility of a common mankind long before it is used to destroy the humanity of man.
Hannah Arendt (2012) Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer A brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.”