The Nation Is Not a Sin

The Nation Is Not a Sin

You know a bad-faith argument is around the corner when a writer warns that two situations aren't analogous, then immediately goes on to draw a parallel between them. Witness the statement “Against the New Nationalism,” published recently by Commonweal.

“Our situation,” the signatories concede, “is surely different” from that of Germany in the 1930s. Yet they go on to suggest that their opponents in today's debates over Christianity and nationalism are much like the Christian intellectuals who glommed onto National Socialism under the Third Reich.

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