「愛国心」は卑怯者の最後の隠れ家

“愛国心”は卑怯者の最後の隠れ家」 サミュエル・ジョンソン
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” Samuel Johnson

Boswell tells us that Samuel Johnson made this famous pronouncement that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel on the evening of April 7, 1775. He doesn’t provide any context for how the remark arose, so we don’t really know for sure what was on Johnson’s mind at the time. However, Boswell assures us that Johnson was not indicting patriotism in general, only false patriotism.
http://www.samueljohnson.com/refuge.html
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