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What Makes A Nation Great?


July 31, 2017

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines, great as “having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature.” The moral overtones of “greatness” are seen in words like “ennobled, exalted, glorified, heroic, honorable, valiant, worthy, inspiring, uplifting.”

In his book, “Myth of the State,” Ernst Cassirer writes: “The welfare of a nation is not its increase in physical power. The desire to have more and more is just as disastrous in the life of a nation as in individual life. If the nation yields to this desire, that is the beginning of its end. The enl...

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