Ludwig von Mises: "In relation to the immense sacrifices that the state demands of the individual through the blood tax, it seems rather incidental whether it compensates the soldier more or less abundantly for the loss of time that he suffers from his military-service obligation." - Nation, State, and Economy
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|Ludwig von Mises||Every sort of chauvinism is mistaken.||Liberalism|| p. 144||Chauvinism
|Ludwig von Mises||As long as nations cling to protective tariffs, migration barriers, compulsory education, interventionism and etatism, new conflicts capable of breaking out at any time into open warfare will continually arise to plague mankind.||Liberalism|| pp. 150-51||Chauvinism
|Ludwig von Mises||Conceit and overvaluation of ones own nation are quite common. But it would be wrong to assume that hatred and contempt of foreigners are natural and innate qualities. Even soldiers fighting to kill their enemies do not hate the individual foe, if they happen to meet him apart from the battle.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 124||Chauvinism
|Ludwig von Mises||Chauvinism has not begotten nationalism. Its chief function in the scheme of nationalist policies is to adorn the shows and festivals of nationalism. People overflow with joy and pride when the official speakers hail them as the elite of mankind and praise the immortal deeds of their ancestors and the invincibility of their armed forces. But when the words fade away and the celebration reaches its end, people return home and go to bed. They do not mount the battlehorse.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 125||Chauvinism