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Putting one's own country first isn't wrong

Putting one's own country first isn't wrong

When French President Emanuel Macron announced that nationalism is a “betrayal of patriotism,” I realized George Orwell’s “newspeak” is alive and well (“Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron,” Nov. 12). That rhetoric was employed by Big Brother in the novel, “1984,” and is designed to diminish our range of thought.

It might occur to France’s leader that President Donald Trump didn’t invent nationalism, it emerged as a groundswell from below as millions of Americans were sick of globalism and the “world community” we are required to support.