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Patriotism and civic nationalism...
...are actually the same thing.
There is, however, something seriously wrong with imperialism, even when relatively competently executed (as it was, historically, by both Romans and British).
I explain in the piece.
The inability to wrap one’s head around the distinction was something I worked out following this chat with GB News’s Dan Wootton.
Somewhat relatedly, I think (as things stand), my Ukraine commentary is coming to a natural end, mainly because I’ve said everything I want to say. Mind you, events, dear boy, events is still a thing, so…